Submitted to: Maize Genetics Cooperation Newsletter
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: May 1, 2007
Publication Date: June 1, 2007
Citation: Schaeffer, M.L., Harper, E.C., Seigfried, T.E., Campbell, D.A., Lawrence, C.J. 2007. Maize Genetics and Genomics Database. Maize Genetics Cooperation Newsletter. 81:68-70. Interpretive Summary: This report describes new events at MaizeGDB since the prior year. It introduces new personnel, briefly summarizes new data, new tools, displays, and access. It provides general information about community submission of data to MaizeGDB, including how to involve MaizeGDB at the time of grant proposal. The report lists the current membership on the MaizeGDB Editorial Board, and the MaizeGDB Working Group. These groups form a primary route to obtain stakeholder input, together with three visits, now planned each year, to different cooperator sites.
Technical Abstract: The 2007 report for MaizeGDB lists the new hires who will focus on curation/outreach and the genome sequence, respectively. Currently all sequence in the database comes from a PlantGDB pipeline and is presented with deep links to external resources such as PlantGDB, Dana Farber, GenBank, the Arizona B73 FPC map, and the B73 sequencing project. New map displays provide access to a primer, sequence or scores view. A new tool, the Morgan2McClntock translator, converts approximate cytological and genetic coordinates. New maps included a hybrid physical/genetic map, new QTL maps, updated indel (insertion deletion) maps with map scores, and updated consensus maps (bins, IBM2 neighbors). Stakeholder inputs are formally provided by an Editorial Board and the Working Group whose composition is listed in this report. In addition, there are three visits planned per year to different cooperator sites.