WheatGenome.info: An integrated database and portal for wheat genome information

Kaitao Lai, Paul J. Berkman, Michal Tadeusz Lorenc, Chris Duran, Lars Smits, Sahana Manoli, Jiri Stiller, David Edwards

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Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) is one of the most important crop plants, globally providing staple food for a large proportion of the human population. However, improvement of this crop has been limited due to its large and complex genome. Advances in genomics are supporting wheat crop improvement. We provide a variety of web-based systems hosting wheat genome and genomic data to support wheat research and crop improvement. WheatGenome.info is an integrated database resource which includes multiple web-based applications. These include a GBrowse2-based wheat genome viewer with BLAST search portal, TAGdb for searching wheat second-generation genome sequence data, wheat autoSNPdb, links to wheat genetic maps using CMap and CMap3D, and a wheat genome Wiki to allow interaction between diverse wheat genome sequencing activities. This system includes links to a variety of wheat genome resources hosted at other research organizations. This integrated database aims to accelerate wheat genome research and is freely accessible via the web interface at http://www.wheatgenome.info/.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPlant and Cell Physiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes


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