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Research Project: Coordination and Support for Stewardship of Sorghum Pathway and Phenotype Data in SorghumBase

Location: Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research

Project Number: 8062-21000-051-003-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 15, 2023
End Date: Aug 14, 2024

The objectives of this cooperative research project are to develop, adopt and implement resources to support stewardship of sorghum genomic, phenotype, and pathway data. The focus of this will be on the on standards development and stewardship of sorghum gene function, pathways and phenotypes.

Technological improvements in sequencing, imaging and robotics, are supporting unprecedented opportunities to generate data associated with any organism. While each of these data points provide value, the ability to integrate across these, provide unique insights into the how an organisms develops and responds to its environment. In this agreement we will focus on stewardship of sorghum data as part of the SorghumBase portal. This will include biocuration and development standard formats for exchange of genomics, genetics and phenotype data. The standards will include controlled vocabularies for describing the data, standard data formats for exchange and access to the information, including the use of the Reactome, Ensembl, Gramene, Breedbase and Breeding Application interface BRAPI infrastructure.