Journal article

InterStoreDB: A Generic Integration Resource for Genetic and Genomic Data

Christopher G Love, Ambrose E Andongabo, Jun Wang, Pierre WC Carion, Christopher J Rawlings, Graham J King

Journal of Integrative Plant Biology | WILEY | Published : 2012

Abstract

Associating phenotypic traits and quantitative trait loci (QTL) to causative regions of the underlying genome is a key goal in agricultural research. InterStoreDB is a suite of integrated databases designed to assist in this process. The individual databases are species independent and generic in design, providing access to curated datasets relating to plant populations, phenotypic traits, genetic maps, marker loci and QTL, with links to functional gene annotation and genomic sequence data. Each component database provides access to associated metadata, including data provenance and parameters used in analyses, thus providing users with information to evaluate the relative worth of any assoc..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank developers of CMAP and the EnsEMBL team at EBI for use of their open source tools. The authors gratefully acknowledge support from Rothamsted Research which receives funding from the UK Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council BBSRC. JW was supported by BBSRC grant BB/E017797/1, Sequencing and Exploitation of the Brassica A genome. PWC was supported by Defra OREGIN projects (AR0703, IF0125 and IF0144) and BBSRC grant BB/E006884, Adding Value to the UK Brassica Crop Science Community, 'AdVaB'.