Publication on SP4 Crop Ontology database available

Wednesday, 30 June 2010 19:00


GCP is pleased to announce the availability of a new journal article describing the outcome of GCP’s Subprogramme 4 Project G4009.03: Development of data standards and community of practice enabling the capture of and access to GCP quality data sets.


 The article, entitled Multifunctional crop trait ontology for breeders' data: field book, annotation, data discovery and semantic enrichment of the literature, is written by numerous SP4 scientists, amongst others. It examines the team’s establishment of a crop ontology (CO) database designed to provide controlled vocabulary sets for several economically important plant species. This facilitates data sharing within and between the agricultural crop databases maintained in gene banks of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, as well as enabling the retrieval of information.

To read this Open Access article, published in the prestigious academic journal AoB Plants, please visit our Research publications page.