Submitted to: Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 1, 2008
Publication Date: January 10, 2009
Citation: Yu, J., Kohel, R.J., Hinze, L.L., Frelichowski, J.E., Xu, Z., Yu, J., Percy, R.G. 2009. CottonDB: A resource for cotton genome research [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the Plant and Animal Genome Conference, January 10-14, 2009, San Diego, California. 2009 CDROM. Technical Abstract: CottonDB (http://cottondb.org/) is a database and web resource for cotton genomic and genetic research. Created in 1995, CottonDB was among the first plant genome databases established by the USDA-ARS. Accessed through a website interface, the database aims to be a convenient, inclusive medium of information exchange for all major categories of research related to the genomics, genetics, and crop improvement of cotton. Beginning in 2006, the database has been migrating to a new home (http://cottondb.org) which contains several commonly used visualization tools for genome research such as CMap, GBrowse, Web FPC Server, and Web BLAST Server. Current major data contained in the database include over 459,000 gene, EST, and contig sequences; 14,000 primers and probes; 10,000 germplasm accessions; 4,600 published research articles; and 40 genetic maps with over 22,000 mapped loci. Future activities will continuously collect consolidate, and integrate data generated from ongoing genetic and genomic research efforts and make these data available to the international cotton scientific community.