The Wood Ontology project will provide a structured vocabulary and database resource that will be valuable for all scientists, including the IAWA community. To maximizethe utility of the resource and analyses it empowers, it is important for researchers to adopt the use of the ontology terms in the collection and dissemination of their data. The PO website ( is the main portal for the Plant Ontology, and presents the current version.

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Lens, F, Cooper, L, Gandolfo, M.A, Groover, A, Jaiswal, P, Lachenbruch, B, … Wegrzyn, J. (2012). An extension of the Plant Ontology project supporting wood anatomy and development research. IAWA Journal, 33(2), 113–117.