Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: March 31, 2006
Publication Date: December 31, 2007
Citation: Lawrence, C.J. 2007. MaizeGDB: The Maize Genetics and Genomics Database. In: Edwards, D., editor. Plant Bioinformatics Methods and Protocols. 1st edition. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press. p. 331-346. Technical Abstract: MaizeGDB is the community database for biological information about the crop plant Zea mays. Genetic, genomic, sequence, gene product, functional characterization, literature reference, and person/organization contact information are among the datatypes stored at MaizeGDB. At the project's website (http://www.maizegdb.org) are standardized custom interfaces enabling researchers to browse data and to seek out specific information matching explicit search criteria. In addition, pre-compiled reports are made available for particular types of data and bulletin boards are provided to facilitate communication and coordination among members of the community of maize geneticists.