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Physical Mapping of the Barley Genome

This database of Hordeum vulgare cv. Morex BAC contigs, assembled via FPC, currently contains 22,000 clones assembled in 2300 contigs, corresponding to about 1/3 of the barley gene space. Data on thousands of markers (cDNAs, gene fragments and overgo probes) mapped to the BAC clones will be added soon.

Brachypodium T-DNA Insertions

As the plant Brachypodium distachyon promises to be a model plant for assisting research on the grasses, a website has been created to list the identified T-DNA insertions which were created at the USDA-ARS Western Regional Research Center in Albany, CA USA. This site can provide a genome-centric location of available T-DNA insertions.

Update: The project has moved to the Joint Genome Institute Center (see link below); however, the latest T-DNA insertion file may be obtained HERE (Jan 2015).

Wheat Mapping Populations

It was decided at the IWGSC Coordinating Committee meeting in September, 2009, at Clermont-Ferrand, France, to compile a list of available wheat mapping populations as a resource for anchoring physical maps and for wheat researchers in general. As of February 10, 2010, the international wheat community contributed information on 55 mapping populations representing the various market classes and ploidy levels of wheat. The set includes 40 recombinant inbred and 14 doubled haploid populations along with one association mapping panel.

The Hordeum Toolbox (THT)

THT was created for the Barley CAP project, to hold SNP genotyping and phenotype data for association mapping in elite barley breeding lines. The database and web interface were created by Julie Dickerson of Iowa State University, and are now running at GrainGenes for long-term maintenance.

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