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Research Project: Reducing the Impact of Diseases on Hop Production

Location: Forage Seed and Cereal Research

Title: HopBase: A unified resource for Humulus genomics

Author
item HILL, STEVEN - Oregon State University
item SUDARSANAM, RAMCHARAN - Oregon State University
item Henning, John
item HENDRIX, DAVID - Oregon State University

Submitted to: Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/24/2017
Publication Date: 4/6/2017
Citation: Hill, S., Sudarsanam, R., Henning, J.A., Hendrix, D. 2017. HopBase: A unified resource for Humulus genomics. Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation. 2017(1):bax009. doi: 10.1093/database/bax009.

Interpretive Summary: To support the growing hop genomics research community, we report the development of an online resource called “HopBase.org.” In addition to providing a gene annotation to the existing Shinsuwase draft genome, HopBase makes available genome assemblies and gene annotations for both the cultivar ‘Teamaker’ and male hop accession USDA 21422M. These genome assemblies, gene annotations, along with other common data, coupled with a genome browser and BLAST database enable the Hop community to enter the genomic age.

Technical Abstract: Hop (Humulus lupulus L. var lupulus) is a plant of worldwide significance, used primarily for its’ bittering and flavoring in brewing beer. Studies on the medicinal properties of several unique compounds produced by hop has led to additional interest from pharmacy and healthcare industries as well as livestock production as a natural antibiotic. Genomic research in hop has resulted a published draft genome and transcriptome assemblies. Although research into the genomics of Hop has gained interest, there is a critical need for centralized online genomic resources. To support the growing research community, we report the development of an online resource “HopBase.org.” In addition to providing a gene annotation to the existing Shinsuwase draft genome, HopBase makes available genome assemblies and annotations for both the cultivar ‘Teamaker’ and male hop accession USDA 21422M. These genome assemblies, gene annotations, along with other common data, coupled with a genome browser and BLAST database enable the Hop community to enter the genomic age.