Nov-Dec, 2013
Ontologies will be an integral part at PeanutBase and we are trying to make them consistent with those for other legume species, with specialized terms for peanut where necessary, and with synonyms for existing terms in the literature and in use. This will help towards enabling searches that will integrate trait information for multiple legume species provided by LegumeInfo.org, and will allow integration with other plant genetic databases. As of November, 2013, peanut QTL terms have been collected from published resources and are being aligned/integrated with the trait ontology developed at SoyBase. We have made this evolving resource, QTL terms with ontology, available for download as an excel spreadsheet. We also welcome and encourage comments and suggestions from the community about this resource.