A Resource for Comparative Grass Genomics
  • Doreen Ware
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 406)


Grasses are one of the largest agricultural crops, providing food, industrial materials and renewable energy sources. Due to their large genome size and the number of the species in the taxa, many of the genomes are not targeted for complete sequencing. Gramene seeks to provide basic researchers, industry and educators with a resource that can be used as a tool for knowledge discovery across grass species. This chapter briefly outlines system requirements for end users and database hosting, outlines data types and basic navigation within Gramene and provides an example of how a maize researcher would use Gramene to leverage rice genome organization and phenotypic information to support targeted experimental research in maize.

Key Words

Rice maize wheat barley genome sequence comparative genomics. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Doreen Ware
    • 1
  1. 1.GrameneCold Spring Harbor

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