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Research Project: GrainGenes: Enabling Data Access and Sustainability for Small Grains Researchers

Location: Crop Improvement and Genetics Research

Title: Visualization, tools, and resources for wheat at GrainGenes

item Sen, Taner
item YAO, ERIC - University Of California
item BLAKE, VICTORIA - Montana State University
item Lazo, Gerard
item MICHEL, STEVE - Volunteer

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/12/2019
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: GrainGenes (; is the centralized, curated USDA-ARS database for wheat, barley, oat, and rye, ensuring long-term data sustainability for small grains researchers. GrainGenes hosts a JBrowse genome browser instance for the IWGSC RefSeq v1.0 assembly, which is populated with multiple diversity tracks generated by the Akhunov (Kansas State Univ.) and Dubcovsky (UC Davis) Labs. GrainGenes contributes to the JBrowse genome browser development, and is developing a BLAST plug-in that can perform sequence similarity searches from the genome browser tracks. This plug-in will be available for implementation by other JBrowse users. GrainGenes is an active participant of the Wheat Information System (WheatIS) under the Wheat Initiative: for facilitated data discovery, GrainGenes indexed QTL, germplasm, and genes from the Wheat Gene Catalogue into WheatIS.