We thank Drs. Rex Nelson and Randy Shoemaker from Soybase and Naama Menda and Lukas Mueller of SGN for their participation in development and mapping of Soybean and Solanaceae terms to the GSO. We thank numerous researchers for reviewing the GSO and they are listed online (http://www.plantontology.org/docs/otherdocs/acknowledgment_list.html). We apologize to the countless scientists and farmers whose observations on growth stages and plant development were not incorporated into this manuscript for lack of space. We acknowledge the Gene Ontology Consortium for software support. We thank Drs. Dean Ravenscroft and Junjian Ni of Gramene database for reviewing the manuscript.
Received June 23, 2006; accepted July 28, 2006; published August 25, 2006.
1 This work was supported by the National Science Foundation (grant no. 0321666).
2 These authors contributed equally to the paper.
3 Present address: Molecular Sciences Institute, 2168 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704.
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