The Plant Associated Microbe Gene Ontology has added more than 700 words to an ongoing three-year Gene Ontology term-development initiative, and presented them as part of eight papers in a special supplement to BMC Microbiology.

The PAMGO Consortium developed the ontology with the goal of addressing a lack of vocabulary in the area of microbe-host interactions, and of helping researchers better mine full genome sequences and allowing them to do cross-genome analysis.

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