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Crop Plant Trait Ontology Workshop, Oregon State University

Plant breeders, biologists and bioinformatics specialists from ten countries, seven US states and two plant agribusinesses gathered in Corvallis, Oregon, September 13th-15th, 2012 for a Crop Plant Trait Ontology Workshop. The workshop was hosted by the Plant Ontology and the Trait Ontology, and co-organized by TransPlant, European Bioinformatics Institute, GARNet, Generation Challenge Program, Sol Genomics Network, and SoyBase.

Interesting article sheds light on evolutionary trends in the floral transcriptome.

A recently accepted paper in The Plant Journal (Yoo et al, 2010) looks at the floral transcriptome of the basal angiosperm, Nuphar advena (water lily).