Genotypic and phenotypic data including trials data is incorporated into the Germinate database system developed by the SCRI and University of Dundee Plant Bioinformatics Group.

Germinate is a generic plant data management system implemented in MySQL and designed to hold passport data and a range of additional data types including molecular markers. Its use of a top level Accessions entry ID allows association and querying between disparate sets of data associated with an accession.

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The database is implemented in the public domain with MySQL relational database management system and it is freely available under the terms of the GNU public license. We envisage that this will form an ideal platform to enable us and other groups to develop a range of standard interfaces and analytical tools to interact with the underlying database.

For further information please contact us at germinate@scri.ac.uk or take a look at the main Germinate Website.

This work has been supported by the BBSRC Grants 94/BEP17084, BB/E003184/1 and SEERAD FF00589 as part of the Bioinformatics and E-science program.

To access the AGOUEB Germinate database please visit the following link http://bioinf.hutton.ac.uk/germinate_breeders. Please contact germinate@hutton.ac.uk if you encounter any problems or difficulties with the database.

PrintFor further information on this project please contact Bill Thomas (bill.thomas@hutton.ac.uk) from the James Hutton Institute.