The Planteome project aims to provide reference ontologies for describing the function, traits and phenotypes of plant genes, varieties and germplasms.


BBOP is providing various components of Planteome

  • The AmiGO web portal and Golr database
  • Ontology tools and support, including TermGenie


  • Cooper, L., Walls, R. L., Elser, J., Gandolfo, M. a, Stevenson, D. W., Smith, B., Preece, J., Athreya, B., Mungall, C.J., … Jaiswal, P. (2013). The plant ontology as a tool for comparative plant anatomy and genomic analyses. Plant & Cell Physiology, 54(2), e1.
  • Walls, R. L., Athreya, B., Cooper, L., Elser, J., Gandolfo, M. A., Jaiswal, P., Mungall, C.J., … Stevenson, D. W. (2012). Ontologies as integrative tools for plant science. American Journal of Botany, ajb.1200222-. Retrieved from