These ontologies were developed to suggest a controlled vocabulary for soybean field growth stages (Soybean Whole Plant Growth Ontology),
plant structure names (Soybean Structure Ontology), development (Soybean Development Ontology) and plant traits (Soybean Trait Ontology).
These are only a suggestion. Input from the community will be necessary to update and
extend the ontologies. Because of this, these ontologies should also be considered a "work in progress". Where applicable, soybean specific terms
have been associated with their
Plant Ontology (PO)
and Gramene Plant Trait Ontology (TO)
synonyms to facilitate cross species comparisons.
Please feel free to contact us for corrections, additions, and questions.
Since the original release of the SoyBase Ontologies, they have been re-factored at the request of the Plant Ontology
Consortium. This change resulted in the elimination of a separate accession system for SoyTO and SoyGRO.
These terms were re-accessioned into the SoyWGR namespace and the SoyWGR prefix was changed to SOY.
Currently, there are 4 divisions to SOY terms, soybean structural terms (Soybean Structure Ontology), developmental stages (Soybean Developmental Ontology),
whole plant development terms (Soybean Whole Plant Growth Stages) and trait terms (Soybean Trait Ontology). For the trait, structure and development terms the
old SoyTO and SoyGRO accessions have been added to their records as synonyms for continuity.