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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: THE MAIZE GENETICS AND GENOMICS DATABASE Title: MaizeGDB - Past, present, and future

Author
item Lawrence, Carolyn

Submitted to: Maydica
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 9, 2011
Publication Date: May 10, 2011
Citation: Lawrence, C.J. 2011. MaizeGDB - Past, present, and future. Maydica. 56(1):1-3.

Interpretive Summary: The Maize Genetics and Genomics Database (MaizeGDB) is the database that stores genetic and genomic information. Information stored at MaizeGDB is used by researchers to improve corn through plant breeding and genetic techniques. MaizeGDB turns 20 this year. This editorial outlines MaizeGDB's history and connection to the Maize Genetics Cooperation, describes key components of how the MaizeGDB interface will be completely redesigned over the course of the next two years to meet current needs, and describes how the fields of breeding and basic biology are coming together and jointly benefit from the MaizeGDB resource. Improving access to maize information will enable researchers to more efficiently improve corn to meet consumer needs.

Technical Abstract: The Maize Genetics and Genomics Database (MaizeGDB) turns 20 this year. This editorial outlines MaizeGDB's history and connection to the Maize Genetics Cooperation, describes key components of how the MaizeGDB interface will be completely redesigned over the course of the next two years to meet current needs, and describes how the fields of breeding and basic biology are coming together and jointly benefit from the MaizeGDB resource.

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