Glossary of gall terms
Galls are plant structures that are not normally made by plants but rather are induced by another organism in order to protect and feed the inducer or its progeny. For example, a gall wasp (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) might inject her eggs and venom into the leaf of an oak tree. The oak responds by building a complex structure around those eggs—i.e., the gall. The wasp larvae feed on the plant tissue inside this gall, which protects them from natural enemies (e.g., predators) and harsh environmental conditions. This data set is a list of terms researchers use to describe the morphology of galls, including their shape, hairiness, texture, and color. Terms were manually extracted from species descriptions and matched to relevant classes in ontologies available in the OBO Foundry (http://www.obofoundry.org/). The initial data set focuses on cynipid galls, but the term list is available for expansion to cover other types of galls.
|Work Title||Glossary of gall terms|
|License||CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)|
|Publication Date||March 16, 2021|
|Deposited||March 02, 2021|
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