Munich information center for protein sequences plant genome resources. A framework for integrative and comparative analyses

Heiko Schoof, Manuel Spannagl, Li Yang, Rebecca Ernst, Heidrun Gundlach, Dirk Haase, Georg Haberer, Klaus F.X. Mayer

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Abstract

With several plant genomes sequenced, the power of comparative genome analysis can now be applied. However, genome-scale cross-species analyses are limited by the effort for data integration. To develop an integrated cross-species plant genome resource, we maintain comprehensive databases for model plant genomes, including Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana), maize (Lea mays), Medicago truncatula, and rice (Oryza sativa). Integration of data and resources is emphasized, both in house as well as with external partners and databases. Manual curation and state-of-the-art bioinformatic analysis are combined to achieve quality data. Easy access to the data is provided through Web interfaces and visualization tools, bulk downloads, and Web services for application-level access. This allows a consistent view of the model plant genomes for comparative and evolutionary studies, the transfer of knowledge between species, and the integration with functional genomics data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1301-1309
Number of pages9
JournalPlant Physiology
Volume138
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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