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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Development of a Maize Molecular Evolutionary Genomic Database

Authors
item Du, Chunguang - MONTCLAIR STATE UNIV
item Buckler, Edward
item Muse, Spencer - NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV

Submitted to: Comparative and Functional Genomics
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: February 10, 2003
Publication Date: April 1, 2003
Citation: DU, C., BUCKLER IV, E.S., MUSE, S. DEVELOPMENT OF A MAIZE MOLECULAR EVOLUTIONARY GENOMIC DATABASE. COMPARATIVE AND FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS. 2003. v. 4. p. 246-249.

Interpretive Summary: We developed a database, named PANZEA, as a tool to help bridge the gap between phenotypic breeding data and genomic data. Plant breeders can use this resource to help relate agronomic traits to the corresponding molecular data. The first public database of its kind, our database serves as a model database for all grasses, with its schema now being employed by the popular Gramene database. PANZEA provides services, tools, and infrastructure for high-quality analysis and annotation of large amounts of maize genomic diversity data. An automated submission tool allows project researchers to remotely submit their own DNA sequence data, while on-line search forms and reports allow users to search or download a variety of data directly from the web. The database can be accessed at http://statgen.ncsu.edu/panzea.

Technical Abstract: The PANZEA database is a public repository of information on the molecular evolutionary genomics of maize. Created in conjunction with the NSF Plant Genome project on "Maize Evolutionary Genomics," PANZEA provides a structured communication channel through which project researchers can disseminate their results. Implemented with Oracle8i, this relational data model has the ability to store, integrate, and visualize DNA sequence, enzymatic, SSR (simple sequence repeat) marker, germplasm, and phenotypic data. PANZEA also includes an automated submission tool for the remote submission of DNA sequence data, as well as on-line search forms and reports for users to search or download a variety of data directly from the web. PANZEA is hosted at the Bioinformatics Research Center, North Carolina State University, and can be accessed at http://statgen.ncsu.edu/panzea.

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