Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/30/2007
Publication Date: 12/2/2011
Citation: Harper, E.C., Sen, T.Z., Lawrence, C.J. 2012. Plant cytogenetics in genome databases. In: Bass, H.W., Birchler, J.A., editors. Plant Cytogenetics. New York, NY: Springer. p. 311-322.
Technical Abstract: Cytogenetic maps provide an integrated representation of genetic and cytological information that can be used to enhance genome and chromosome research. As genome analysis technologies become more affordable, the density of markers on cytogenetic maps increases, making these resources more useful as an information-rich visual context for research. As the accessibility of on-line bioinformatics and database resources grows, the primary points of access to cytogenetic data and tools will be through on-line resources. Here we define cytogenetic maps and distinguish them from other common map types, report and discuss the cytogenetic maps and tools currently available for plants, and describe how to access these cytogenetic resources on line.