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This is a community-curated 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). 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. 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.

This record is maintained by CampbellJD  ORCID

Record updated: May 25, 2017, 7:53 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.



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SoyBase, the USDA-ARS soybean genetic database, is a comprehensive repository for professionally curated genetics, genomics and related data resources for soybean. SoyBase contains the most current genetic, physical and genomic sequence maps integrated with qualitative and quantitative traits. The quantitative trait loci (QTL) represent more than 18 years of QTL mapping of more than 90 unique traits. SoyBase also contains the well-annotated 'Williams 82' genomic sequence and associated data mining tools. The genetic and sequence views of the soybean chromosomes and the extensive data on traits and phenotypes are extensively interlinked. This allows entry to the database using almost any kind of available information, such as genetic map symbols, soybean gene names or phenotypic traits. SoyBase is the repository for controlled vocabularies for soybean growth, development and trait terms, which are also linked to the more general plant ontologies.

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SoyBase, the USDA-ARS soybean genetics and genomics database.

Grant D,Nelson RT,Cannon SB,Shoemaker RC
Nucleic Acids Res 2009

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