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

Ontology-based services for querying and mining plant genomic and phenomic data from Nathan Dunn


BBOP is providing various components of Planteome

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


  • Cooper L, Meier A, Laporte MA, Elser JL, Mungall C, Sinn BT, Cavaliere D, Carbon S, Dunn NA, Smith B, Qu B, Preece J, Zhang E, Todorovic S, Gkoutos G, Doonan JH, Stevenson DW, Arnaud E, Jaiswal P. The Planteome database: an integrated resource for reference ontologies, plant genomics and phenomics. Nucleic Acids Res. 2018 Jan 4;46(D1):D1168-D1180. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkx1152. PubMed PMID: 29186578; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5753347.
  • 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