Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: January 10, 2011
Publication Date: June 19, 2011
Citation: Lawrence, C.J. 2011. Informatics for maize research: What is possible, and what is practical?. Meeting Abstract. Paper No. 1. Technical Abstract: The informatics tools and technologies developed to address problems in fields outside of biology often drive what becomes available to biologists. Within the biological sciences, research groups have made headway implementing tools to solve problems of interest to maize researchers, but we do not have all the best tools deployed for maize research in an easy-to-use fashion and with personnel in place to maintain those resources. Here I describe some tools and other resources that appear interesting and useful for maize research that are available for implementation, and outline items that are really needed now that could be deployed and made available within the next few years.