The Breeding Management System’s crop ontology management tool uses a structured vocabulary to allow descriptors to act as variables in database queries and statistical analyses. Crop ontology terms for research and traits can be browsed from the Ontology Browser.
Trait Dictionaries Included in BMS
- Maize 3.0.8 (.xlsx)
- Rice 3.0.8 (.xlsx)
- Sorghum 3.0.8 (.xlsx)
- Chickpea 3.0.8 (.xlsx)
- Lentil 3.0.8 (.xlsx)
- Bean 3.0.8 (.xlsx)
- Cassava 3.0.8 (.xlsx)
- Soybean 3.0.8 (.xlsx)
- Cowpea 3.0.8 (.xlsx)
- Wheat 3.0.8 (.xlsx)
Ontology Term Details
Select Manage Variables to examine variables further. Chose variable from the drop down menu and the screen will populate with variable details.
Select the Manage button associated with Properties and Traits to associate traits to related groupings. Choose a trait class from the dropdown menu to obtain a list of associated variables.
Biotic Stress is a crop trait ontology term associated with the list of variables the lower right hand window.
Modify Existing Terms
Variables with the “(Shared)” designation are associated with the public database and cannot be modified. Ontology terms from the program database, those without the shared designation, can be customized in numerous ways from the drop down menu. Select Update to save changes to the program database.
Add New Term
With Variable Details blank, select Manage Properties. Type a new property name and description. Select the appropriate trait class from the dropdown menu and click Add.
A message will notify that there are no linked variables. Select Update to save the new property and Cancel to close the window and return to the Manage Variables screen.
Set the details for Properties and Traits as well as Methods and Scales, updating each.
Once all of the details are set for the new ontology term, type a new variable name and description.
Select Update to add the new variable to the program database.
Be aware that the combination of variable details must be unique. No two variables can have the same parameters.