GrainGenes--wheat, barley, rye, oat, sugarcane and relatives
GrainGenes is a genetic database for Triticeae, oats, and sugarcane, being assembled as part of the United States Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library's Plant Genome Program, initiated by Jerome P. Miksche and currently directed by Henry L. Shands. Additional support is provided by ITMI, the International Triticeae Mapping Initiative, through a grant from the USDA/DOE/NSF Joint Program on Collaborative Research in Plant Biology.
The GrainGenes project is coordinated by Olin Anderson (USDA, Albany, CA). The master database is at Cornell University, administered by Dave Matthews. Kinds of information include:
Database coord., Olin Anderson, USDA, ARS, WRRC, 800 Buchanan, Albany, CA probe repository 94710, Tel: 510-559-5773 FAX: 510-559-5777 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cytogenetics, Bikram Gill, Department of Plant Pathology, stocks, mapping Kansas State University, Throckmorton Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506, Tel: 913-532-6176 FAX: 913-532-5692, Email: email@example.com Proteins, gel Bob Graybosch, USDA, ARS, Department of Agronomy, 322 patterns, wheat Keim Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, quality Tel: 402-472-1563 FAX: 402-437-5234, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Genetic stocks Perry Gustafson, USDA, ARS, Department of Agronomy, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, Tel: 314-882-7318 FAX: 314-875-5359, Email: email@example.com Genetics, Gary Hart, Department of Soil & Crop ciences, Texas A&M nomenclature University, College Station, TX 77843, Tel: 409-845-8293 FAX: 409-845-0456, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Germplasm, Ken Kephart, 214 Waters Hall, University of Missouri, pathology (temp.), Columbia, MO 65211. Tel: 314-882-2001 FAX: 314-884-4317 traits Email: email@example.com Data entry, Gerry Lazo, USDA, ARS, WRRC, 800 Buchanan, Albany, CA coord., maint., 94710, Tel: 510-559-5640 FAX: 510-559-5777 database design Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Genetics, Udda Lundqvist, Svalof Weibull AB, Svalov, S268 81, nomenclature Sweden, Tel: +46 418 667010 FAX: +46 418 667109 Email: email@example.com Data entry, David Matthews, Dept. of Plant Breeding & Biometry, coord., maint., Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY 14853, Tel: 607-255-9951 FAX: database design 607-255-6683, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Taxonomy Pat McGuire, Genetic Resources Conservation Program, UC Davis, Davis, CA 95616, Tel: 916-757-8923 FAX: 916-757-8755, Email: email@example.com Data entry, Mark Sorrells, Dept. of Plant Breeding & Biometry, coordination Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY 14853, Tel: 607-255-1665 FAX: 607-255-6683, Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAnyone with interests in participating in database design, data contributions, data assembly in any of these or other specific areas should contact the appropriate coordinator or Olin Anderson.
Data class Number of records ------------- ----------------- Map_Data 31 Wheat, T. tauschii, barley, oat, sugarcane, rice Map 328 Locus 7400 Probe 4000 Polymorphism 1600 With images of autoradiograms Sequence 200 End sequences of probes Gene 660 Allele 990 Gene_Product 60 HMW glutenin subunits Germplasm 11000 Unique wheat, rye, triticale germplasms Species 1400 Including plants, pathogens and insects Trait_Scores 14000 24th International Spring Wheat Yield Nursery QTL 4 Pathology 450 With images of symptoms Image 1400 Colleague 1100 Reference 1500The current downloadable version of GrainGenes is updated daily, as are the online versions at this WWW gateway and the GrainGenes Gopher server.
A log of additions and updates to the database is maintained in the What's new? file on the GrainGenes Gopher server, and in the What's New page on the GrainGenes Webserver.
All laboratories possessing relevant data are urged to deposit their data with the database. Any laboratory interested in accessing the databases or running the databases locally can contact Olin Anderson or David Matthews. Users are reminded that this is a developing database effort, therefore gaps in data should be expected. However, all users are encouraged to make both suggestions on improvements and new sources of data.
The Windows and Macintosh versions are also available on CD-ROM from the Korea Rice Genome Database Network. Please send requests to Dr. Baek Hie Nahm, Myongji University, Yongin, Korea.
For those who wish to maintain a more up-to-date copy of GrainGenes, the software package Mirror can be downloaded. This package, for Unix or Windows, includes instructions for mirroring the anonymous ftp directory graingenes.current, which is updated daily from the master copy at Cornell University.
Users who have no computer suitable for maintaining a local copy of the database but do have direct Internet access (TCP, PPP, ISDN etc.) and X11 software for their personal computer may request a GrainGenes ACEDB account from Olin Anderson or Dave Matthews.