Location: Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research
Project Number: 3625-21000-062-05
Start Date: Jul 01, 2013
End Date: Jun 30, 2014
The cooperator will work with the ARS to continue incorporation of relevant data; will continue to develop and serve the Legume Information System website and data; will modify LIS interfaces to offer researchers more powerful and convenient access to legume genomic sequence data; will provide queries and methods to enable traversal from a marker or region in one genome to the corresponding region(s) in another, and to find genomic features of interest among legume resources; will develop an interface to provide access to genome comparisons for the species with sequenced genomes (soybean, common bean, chickpea, Medicago, Lotus) or with ongoing genome projects (e.g. peanut, lupin, or alfalfa); will work with groups to incorporate new legume data; will enhance interoperability with legume and other plant databases and cyberinfrastructure resources; will utilize methods such as developing shared ontologies, and using common data formats and protocols to foster interoperability; will work closely with technical and user oversight groups convened by USDA-ARS and potentially NSF to ensure that the project deliverables meet current and anticipated needs such as increased priorities of legume allergens and Asian Soybean Rust; and will implement and deliver bioinformatics information and software in accordance with the specifications of the SCA.