Whole Genome Databases

BrachyBase displays the JGI 4X draft genome assemblies with FGENESH gene predictions, rice cDNAs, grass transcript assemblies, and grass ESTs aligned

The IWGSC was established by a group of plant scientists, breeders, and growers dedicated to sequencing the wheat genome. By gaining increased understanding of the biology of agronomically important traits and deploying state-of-the-art molecular tools, plant scientists and breeders will be able to accelerate wheat improvement to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The Consortium is committed to ensuring that the sequence of the wheat genome and the resulting DNA-based tools are available for all to use without restriction.

Draft Cereal and Grasses Sequences

The CerealsDB (Cereals Data Base) web-site is created and maintained by members of the Functional Genomics Group at the University of Bristol. The site provides a range of facilities for the study of the wheat genome.

FoggDB is a database funded by the BBSRC UK CropNet project, for the storage of genetic mapping data pertaining to the temperate forage grasses, Lolium Perenne, Lolium multiflorum and Festuca Pratensis.

Principally the site is aimed at those who wish to obtain information about SNP markers; e.g., the sequence upon which they are based, obtain primers used for their identification, identify the haplotypes of common UK varieties. However, there are pages that describe, in simple terms, what SNPs are and how they can be a wonderful tool for the breeder.

Expression Databases

Results of a survey (conducted during summer 2008) of the current status of cereal transformation in Europe. - 32 separate institutions in 13 different countries. The Survey is editable.

Transcription factors (TFs) regulate gene expression by interacting with promoters of their target genes and are classified into families based on their DNA-binding domains. Genes coding for TFs have been identified in the sequences of model plant genomes...

Other Resources

The Cereal Pathogen Resistance Allele Database (CPRAD) catalogues information on the pathogen resistance alleles reported to be found in genotypes of barley and in future wheat and oats. It is fully searchable on a range of criteria and initial query results are displayed in a table.

The electronic Rothamsted Archive (e-RA) provides a permanent managed database for secure storage of Rothamsted's long term experimental data. Together with the accompanying meteorological records, associated documentation and sample archive, it is an unique historical record of experiments that have been measured continuously for over 150 years. Users have easy access to experimental data and specialist background information on the effects of agricultural practices on soils, crops and associated ecosystems

The MOsDB is a resource for publicly available sequences of the rice (Oryza sativa L.) genome. Rice is an experimental model for the cereal crops research and an agriculturally important plant, providing food for more than half of the world population.

PHI-base is a web-accessible database that catalogues experimentally verified pathogenicity, virulence and effector genes from fungal, Oomycete and bacterial pathogens, which infect animal, plant, fungal and insect hosts. PHI-base is therfore an invaluable resource in the discovery of genes in medically and agronomically important pathogens, which may be potential targets for chemical intervention. In collaboration with the FRAC team, PHI-base also includes antifungal compounds and their target genes. Each entry in PHI-base is curated by domain experts and is supported by strong experimental evidence (gene disruption experiments, STM etc), as well as literature references in which the original experiments are described. Each gene in PHI-base is presented with its nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequence, as well as a detailed description of the predicted protein\'s function during the host infection process.

PLEXdb (Plant Expression Database) is a unified public resource for gene expression for plants and plant pathogens. PLEXdb serves as a bridge to integrate new and rapidly expanding gene expression profile data sets with traditional structural genomics and phenotypic data. The integrated tools of PLEXdb allow investigators to use commonalities in plant biology for a comparative approach to functional genomics through use of large-scale expression profiling data sets.

PpETS (Polyploid Estimated Transcript Server) is a resource which aims to help biologists working on polyploid plant species to get the best estimate of transcript sequences so that they can design specific primers to these.

SCRI’s state-of-the-art facilities provide a comprehensive resource for plant transformation in Scotland. Our team of researchers aim to provide the highest quality of service using methods that have been developed by leading scientists throughout the world.

On the WheatBP (Wheat, the big picture) site we provide background information on all aspects of wheat. We are sure that there is something here for everyone: farmers, millers, brewers, teachers, students, cereal biologists or, indeed, anyone who might be interested in getting to know a little more about one of the world's most important crops.

Varieties / Phenotypes

HGCA Recommended Lists (RL) provide information on yield and quality performance, agronomic features and market options for recommended varieties to assist growers with variety selection. Here you can find the latest Recommended Lists for wheat, oilseed, barley and oats as well as harvest results and trials information.

List of talks on Barley at the PAG XIII conference

The Scottish Barley Variety Database contains a comprehensive collection of barley variety descriptions collated and presented by Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) in Edinburgh.