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Selaginella apoda life cycle annotated with Plant Ontology vocabulary

In a first of its kind, we present an animation of Selaginella apoda life cycle, annotated with Plant Ontology (PO) Terms. The original animation was created by Ciaran Maloney from the New York Botanic Garden. The annotated version with Plant Ontology terms was created by Laurel Cooper, curator from the PO project. The video shows the progression of growth and developmental stages of the of plant Selaginella apoda, a lycophyte.

References:
Selaginella apoda lifecycle video: Original version
Selaginella apoda lifecycle video*: Version with Plant Ontology annotations

Plant Ontology defined stages of plant lifecycle can provide clues for defining aging stages in humans

Prof. Barry Smith from the University of Buffalo, NY, delivered a Keynote address at the 2013 Rostock Symposium on Systems Biology and Bioinformatics in Ageing Research. He examined definitions of terms central to aging research in the Gene Ontology (GO), the Foundational Model of Anatomy Ontology (FMA) and the Plant Ontology (PO). His talk shows how the Plant Ontology definition of stages in the plant life cycle can be used as a starting point for an understanding of the aging stage in humans.

References/Acknowledgements:
Talk source: YouTube.
Gene Ontology (GO): http://geneontology.org
FMA Ontology: http://sig.biostr.washington.edu/proj...
Plant Ontology (PO): http://www.plantontology.org/
Selaginella apoda lifecycle video: Original version
Selaginella apoda lifecycle video*: Version with Plant Ontology annotations

*This video was edited and annotated using Plant Ontology terms by the PO curator Laurel Cooper.

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