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Title: Towards an open grapevine information system

item ADAM-BLONDON, ANNE-FRANCOISE - Inland Northwest Research Alliance, Inra
item ALAUX, MICHAEL - Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin (IJPB)
item POMMIER, CYRIL - Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin (IJPB)
item CANTU, DARIO - University Of California
item CHENG, ZONG-MING - University Of Tennessee
item CRAMER, GRANT - University Of Nevada
item DAVIES, CHRISTOPHER - Csiro European Laboratory
item DELROT, SERGE - University Of Bordeaux
item DELUC, LAURENT - Oregon State University
item DI GASPERO, GABRIELE - Istituto Di Genomica Applicata (IGA)
item GRIMPLET, JEROME - Crilar-Conicet: Regional Research Centre La Rioja
item FENNELL, ANNE - South Dakota State University
item Londo, Jason
item KERSEY, PAUL - European Bioinformatics Institute
item MATTIVI, FULVIO - Agricultural Institute Of San Michele (IASMA)
item NAITHANI, SUSHMA - Oregon State University
item NEVEU, PASCAL - Inland Northwest Research Alliance, Inra
item NIKOLSKI, MACHA - University Of Bordeaux
item PEZZOTTI, MARIO - University Of Verona
item REISCH, BRUCE - Cornell University
item TOPFER, REINHARD - Julius Kuhn Institute
item VIVIER, MELANE - Stellenbosch University
item Ware, Doreen
item QUESNEVILLE, HADI - Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin (IJPB)

Submitted to: Horticulture Research
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/10/2016
Publication Date: 11/23/2016
Citation: Adam-Blondon, A., Alaux, M., Pommier, C., Cantu, D., Cheng, Z., Cramer, G., Davies, C., Delrot, S., Deluc, L., Di Gaspero, G., Grimplet, J., Fennell, A., Londo, J.P., Kersey, P., Mattivi, F., Naithani, S., Neveu, P., Nikolski, M., Pezzotti, M., Reisch, B., Topfer, R., Vivier, M., Ware, D., Quesneville, H. 2016. Towards an open grapevine information system. Horticulture Research. 3:16056. doi:10.1038/hortres.2016.56.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Viticulture, like other fields of agriculture, is currently facing important challenges that will be addressed only through sustained, dedicated and coordinated research. While the methods used in biology have evolved tremendously in recent years and now involve the routine production of large datasets of varied nature, in many domains of study, including grapevine research, there is a need to improve the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability (FAIR-ness) of these data. Considering the heterogeneous nature of the data produced, the transnational nature of the scientific community and the experience gained elsewhere, we have formed an open working group, in the framework of the International Grapevine Genome Program (, to construct a coordinated federation of information systems holding grapevine data distributed around the world, providing an integrated set of interfaces supporting advanced data modelling, rich semantic integration and the next generation of data mining tools. To achieve this goal, it will be critical to develop, implement and adopt appropriate standards for data annotation and formatting. The development of this system, the GrapeIS, linking genotypes to phenotypes, and scientific research to agronomical and oeneological data, should provide new insights into grape biology, and allow the development of new varieties to meet the challenges of biotic and abiotic stress, environmental change, and consumer demand.