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Plant Bioinformatics

Methods and Protocols

Series: Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 406

Edwards, David (Ed.)

2007

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  • Aims to assist research scientists in choosing the most applicable database or bioinformatics tools to aid and promote their research in plant biotechnology
  • Chapters include practical examples and highlight common problems encountered in bioinformatics analysis

Bioinformatics is a new and rapidly evolving field of research that is being driven by the development and application of various ‘omics technologies. Plant Bioinformatics focuses on applied bioinformatics with specific applications to crops and model plants. Chapters in this new volume are aimed at researchers developing bioinformatics databases and tools, detailing commonly applied database formats and biology-focused scripting languages. These will provide both beginners and experienced bioinformatics researchers with the necessary skills to develop and apply bioinformatics tools for their specialist area of plant research. Each chapter includes practical examples and highlight common problems encountered in bioinformatics analysis. Protocols in this volume detail EMBL Nucleotide Sequence, TAIR database, VarvEST, MIPS, BGI-RIS V2, BarleyBase/PLEXdb, SAGE, KEGG, and more. Plant biologists who have an interest in or requirement for the accessing and manipulation of the huge amount of data being generated by high throughput technologies will find this new volume to be an immeasurable aid in their research.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Annotation - Ensembl - Gene Ontology - National Center for Biotechnology Information - bioinformatics - biotechnology - databases - genetics - genome - plant pathogens

Related subjects » Plant Sciences - Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

Table of contents 

Plant Bioinformatics 1 The EMBL Nucleotide Sequence and Genome Reviews Databases 2 Using GenBank 3 A Collection of Plant-Specific Genomic Data and Resources at the National Center for Biotechnology Information 4 UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot, the manually annotated section of the UniProt KnowledgeBase 5 Plant Database Resources at The Institute for Genomic Research 6 MIPS Plant Genome Information Resources (PlantsDB) 7 HarvEST: an EST database-and viewing software 8 The TAIR Database 9 AtEnsembl - A post-genomic resource browser for Arabidopsis 10 Accessing integrated Brassica genetic and genomic data using the BASC server 11 Leveraging model legume information to find candidate genes for soybean Sudden Death Syndrome using the Legume Information System (LIS) 12 Legume resources: MtDB and medicago.org 13 BGI-RIS V2: Rice Information System at the Beijing Genomics Institute 14 GrainGenes: A Genomic Database for Triticeae and Avena 15 Gramene: A Resource for Comparative Grass Genomics 16 MaizeGDB: The Maize Genetics and Genomics Database 17 BarleyBase/PLEXdb: A Unified Expression Profiling Database for Plants and Plant Pathogens 18 Reaping the benefits of SAGE 19 Methods for analysis of gene expression in plants using MPSS 20 Metabolomics Data Analysis, Visualization, and Integration 21 KEGG Bioinformatics Resource for Plant Genomics Research 22 Using ICIS to Integrate Crop Phenotype Data from Different Sources 23 Automated discovery of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) and Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) molecular genetic markers 24 Methods for Gene Ontology Annotation 25 Gene Structure Annotation at PlantGDB 26 An Introduction to BioPerl

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