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Agronomy 2012, 2(1), 62-73; doi:10.3390/agronomy2010062

Genomic Databases for Crop Improvement

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School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
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Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
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Received: 11 January 2012 / Revised: 13 March 2012 / Accepted: 15 March 2012 / Published: 20 March 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Impact of Genomics Technologies on Crop Breeding Strategies)
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Abstract

Genomics is playing an increasing role in plant breeding and this is accelerating with the rapid advances in genome technology. Translating the vast abundance of data being produced by genome technologies requires the development of custom bioinformatics tools and advanced databases. These range from large generic databases which hold specific data types for a broad range of species, to carefully integrated and curated databases which act as a resource for the improvement of specific crops. In this review, we outline some of the features of plant genome databases, identify specific resources for the improvement of individual crops and comment on the potential future direction of crop genome databases.
Keywords: bioinformatics; next-generation sequencing; molecular markers; single-nucleotide polymorphisms bioinformatics; next-generation sequencing; molecular markers; single-nucleotide polymorphisms
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Lai, K.; Lorenc, M.T.; Edwards, D. Genomic Databases for Crop Improvement. Agronomy 2012, 2, 62-73.

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