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Bactrobase

 

Bactrocera dorsalis sequence database

http://www.bacrobase.org

 

Bactrobase is a sequence database for the oriental fruit fly Bactrocera dorsalis genome sequencing project and related projects. The goal of this website is to provide easy and comprehensive access to sequence and annotation data from species within the genus Bactrocera including data from whole genome sequencing(WGS) projects, transcriptome/RNA-Seq experiments, and sequence from genome-wide analyses. We hope that access to these data will be beneficial to the scientific community both to address basic research questions and be utilized in applied research.

 


Papayabase

 

Carica papaya sequence database

http://www.papayabase.org 

 

Papayabase is a sequence database for the papaya (Carica papaya) genome sequencing project and related projects. The goal of this website is to provide easy and comprehensive access to sequence and annotation data from species within the genus Carica including data from whole genome sequencing(WGS) projects. We hope that access to these data will be beneficial to the scientific community both to address basic research questions and be utilized in applied research. The continuous growing season in Hawaii allows pests and pathogens to maintain high, crop damaging populations. Failure to maintain adequate, year-round pest and disease control measures results in reduced yields and quality, and a diminished ability to export the papaya fruit. Pests and pathogens are commonly fought by the application of pesticides, which is both costly and has environmental side effects. In addition, pesticides are effective only against certain pathogens. Papaya farmers have been plagued by a devastating disease caused by the papaya ringspot virus (PRV), which almost wiped out the entire papaya industry on the Big Island of Hawaii in the early 1990’s. A transgenic strain carrying a fragment of the virus coat-protein gene was subsequently developed, which is resistant to the virus (http://www.afaa.com). This strain is the first tropical crop rendered resistant to a devastating disease using recombinant DNA technology. Today, “Rainbow” comprises over 60% of papaya grown and exported from Hawai’i. The ready accessibility of large-scale sequence information on these strains will significantly aid and accelerate the deregulation process of transgenic papaya varieties and thus provide the local agriculture with an important marketing tool (ASGPB).



Last Modified: 5/1/2012
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