Key standard for crop trait classification
Home institute(s): Bioversity International
Funders: CGIAR Big Data Platform
Initially developed to increase the semantic accessibility of outputs from the CGIAR Generation Challenge Programme (2004-2014). Subsequently adopted as a community of practice within the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture.
Partners (past & present): CGIAR Integrated Breeding Platform, CIMMYT
Functionality: Semantic annotation of crop and experiment data
Domain: Plant Breeding
Data type(s): Experimental, Socioeconomic, Accession, Developmental, Environmental, Genomic, Phenotypic
Software used: Database Management System and Germplasm Management System of the International Crop Information System (ICIS);, OBO-Edit
Standards used: Bioversity Crop Descriptor Lists, Gene Ontology, MIAME-Plant, Multi-Crop Passport Descriptors, Open Biomedical Ontology format, Plant Ontology
Current interoperability: AgroPortal, Ontology Lookup Service, Planteome Reference Ontologies
System update procedures: Users suggest new terms to be added to the ontology
Curation type: community-based, Manual
User training options: Video tutorials
Data system type: Ontology and API for crops with sub-ontologies for specific crop species.
Current users: breeders, crop researchers
Reference usecase(s): CGIAR Global Agricultural Trial Repository (for API), Integrated Breeding Platform
Reference organism: chickpea, Initially banana, maize, potato, rice, sorghum, wheat. Others added later.