New Ontologies: A Quinoa Ontology developed by the Quinoa Phenotyping Consortium and Coconut Ontology by COGENT are online!


enlightened   Instructions for developing a new ontology or submit new traits to an existing crop are in the 'Guidelines' menu. 

  • For crop research concepts or agronomy trials parameters, we recommend the use of the Agronomy Ontology.
  • For Crop Development Stages, refer to Plant Ontology (PO)
  • CO is mapped to the Plant Trait Ontology of the Planteome Reference Ontologies so the quality of submitted TDs is important to facilitate the mapping. Crops currently mapped: cassava, cowpea, groundnut, lentil, maize, pigeonpea, potato, rice, sorghum, soybean, sweetpotato, wheat, yam.
  • CO content is synchronized with the Ontology Look up Service (OLS) of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and with Agroportal

Phenotype and Trait Ontology

Ontology name Ontology description Type
Bambara groundnut
Created on Friday 20th of December, 2019. 08:42:44
163 variables

version Dec 2019

Trait
Banana
Created on Thursday 18th of April, 2019. 10:45:39
384 variables

Banana Trait Dictionary in template 5 - Bioversity & IITA - April 2019

Trait
Barley
Created on Tuesday 9th of June, 2020. 07:45:15
148 variables

ICARDA - TDv5 - Sept 2018

Trait
Barley Trait POLAPGEN Ontology
Created on Thursday 13th of June, 2013. 08:55:53
0 variables

Barley Trait Ontology template v 4, 6 June 2013 submitted by the Institute of Plant Genetics Poznan on behalf of Polapgen Consortium Poland

Trait
Beet Ontology
Created on Wednesday 5th of August, 2020. 08:26:03
369 variables

This ontology was built as part of the AKER project. It describes variables used in beet phenotyping (experimental properties and measurement scale) for each institution (INRAE, Geves, ITB) and breeding companies (Florimond Desprez). Curator: Dorothee Charruaud (ADRINORD - URGI) Daphne Verdelet (Florimond Desprez) - First submission in November 2017.

Trait
Brachiaria
Created on Tuesday 21st of March, 2017. 12:48:44
82 variables

Brachiaria (forages) ontology TD v5 - Version Oct 2016

Trait
Brassica
Created on Monday 27th of November, 2017. 13:25:38
155 variables

Brassica Trait Ontology (BRaTO) hosts trait information to describe brassica crop data. Terms are collected from various projects including OREGIN, RIPR (UK) and Rapsodyn (France). BRATO development is conducted by Earlham Institute (UK), Southern Cross University (Australia) and INRA (France).

Trait
Cassava
Created on Monday 8th of February, 2016. 17:21:16
265 variables

Cassava Trait Dictionary in template 5 - IITA - July 2015, updated in February 2016

Trait
Castor bean
Created on Tuesday 2nd of May, 2017. 12:25:10
75 variables

March 2017 version

Trait
Chickpea
Created on Monday 15th of February, 2016. 17:19:03
89 variables

Chickpea Trait Dictionary in template v5 - ICRISAT - July 2015

Trait
Coconut
Created on Tuesday 26th of October, 2021. 15:13:25
255 variables

Draft ontology

Trait
Common Bean
Created on Thursday 28th of October, 2021. 08:29:31
167 variables

CIAT Common bean trait dictionary - version Oct 2021

Trait
Cotton
Created on Wednesday 19th of June, 2019. 10:04:16
561 variables

Cotton ontology from CottonGen database - June 2019

Trait
Cowpea
Created on Tuesday 6th of September, 2016. 10:43:19
204 variables

Cowpea Trait Dictionary in template v5 - IITA - August 2015

Trait
Fababean
Created on Friday 14th of December, 2018. 19:57:16
94 variables

developed by ICARDA - Dec 2018

Trait
Groundnut
Created on Thursday 4th of January, 2018. 14:32:05
168 variables

Groundnut Trait Dictionary in template v5 - ICRISAT/ISRA/DARS - Sept 2015

Trait
Lentil
Created on Monday 15th of February, 2016. 17:34:51
68 variables

Lentil Trait Dictionary in template v5 - ICARDA - July 2015

Trait
Maize
Created on Monday 22nd of November, 2021. 14:10:06
352 variables

Maize Trait Dictionary in template 5 - CIMMYT- September 2016

Trait
Mungbean
Created on Tuesday 2nd of May, 2017. 10:47:54
89 variables

oct 2016

Trait
Oat
Created on Tuesday 8th of October, 2019. 13:07:25
328 variables

Oat trait dictionary started by Oat Global (http://oatglobal.org/) and improved by NIAB and PepsiCo

Trait
Pearl millet
Created on Monday 30th of May, 2016. 11:20:58
52 variables

Pearl millet Trait Dictionary in template 5 - ICRISAT/INERA - April 2016

Trait
Pigeonpea
Created on Tuesday 3rd of September, 2019. 07:51:21
73 variables

Pigeonpea Trait Dictionary in template v5 - ICRISAT - July 2015

Trait
Potato
Created on Tuesday 22nd of January, 2019. 16:16:58
256 variables

CIP - potato ontology - december 2018

Trait
Quinoa Ontology
Created on Monday 30th of August, 2021. 09:17:56
41 variables

Curator name: Clara S. Stanschewski; Curator Affiliation: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology; Contributing Scientists or Crop expert group: The Salt Lab and the Quinoa Phenotyping Consortium Creation Date: 23.05.2021

Trait
Rice
Created on Monday 18th of April, 2016. 17:01:16
405 variables

Rice Trait Dictionary in template v 5.0 - IRRI - March 2016 - Based on SES, RD, UPOV variables and on variables used by CIAT, FLAR and the GRISP Phenotyping Network variables

Trait
Solanaceae Phenotype Ontology
Created on Wednesday 12th of October, 2011. 17:18:27
0 variables

Solanaceae-specific traits and phenotypes

OBO
Sorghum
Created on Friday 2nd of February, 2018. 13:05:15
324 variables

Sorghum TDv5 - Oct 2019

Trait
Soybean
Created on Friday 2nd of September, 2016. 07:35:27
90 variables

Soybean Trait Dictionary in template v5 - IITA - July 2015

Trait
Sugar Kelp trait
Created on Monday 5th of March, 2018. 17:11:36
81 variables

Sugar Kelp trait ontology

Trait
Sunflower
Created on Monday 16th of December, 2019. 09:13:56
353 variables

December 2019

Trait
Sweet Potato
Created on Thursday 28th of November, 2019. 14:12:42
308 variables

Sweetpotato Trait Dictionary in template v5 - CIP - November 2019

Trait
Vitis
Created on Wednesday 12th of July, 2017. 14:29:18
273 variables

Grape Ontology including OIV and bioversity descriptors. INRA July 2017

Trait
Wheat
Created on Friday 15th of February, 2019. 09:19:11
519 variables

July 2018

Trait
Woody Plant Ontology
Created on Monday 8th of June, 2020. 15:08:16
505 variables

This ontology lists all variables used for woody plant observations. Terms are collected from various sources (past and ongoing projects at national and international levels). Curators: Celia Michotey (INRAE) & Ines Chaves (IBET) - Version 2 submitted on Jun 2020 by INRAE.

Trait
Yam
Created on Friday 14th of June, 2019. 08:59:29
206 variables

version 2019 - pvs

Trait

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