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Breed Sci. 2014 Sep;64(3):264-71. doi: 10.1270/jsbbs.64.264. Epub 2014 Sep 1.

Kazusa Marker DataBase: a database for genomics, genetics, and molecular breeding in plants.

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Department of Plant Genome Research, Kazusa DNA Research Institute , Kisarazu, Chiba 292-0818 , Japan.

Abstract

In order to provide useful genomic information for agronomical plants, we have established a database, the Kazusa Marker DataBase (http://marker.kazusa.or.jp). This database includes information on DNA markers, e.g., SSR and SNP markers, genetic linkage maps, and physical maps, that were developed at the Kazusa DNA Research Institute. Keyword searches for the markers, sequence data used for marker development, and experimental conditions are also available through this database. Currently, 10 plant species have been targeted: tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), pepper (Capsicum annuum), strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa), radish (Raphanus sativus), Lotus japonicus, soybean (Glycine max), peanut (Arachis hypogaea), red clover (Trifolium pratense), white clover (Trifolium repens), and eucalyptus (Eucalyptus camaldulensis). In addition, the number of plant species registered in this database will be increased as our research progresses. The Kazusa Marker DataBase will be a useful tool for both basic and applied sciences, such as genomics, genetics, and molecular breeding in crops.

KEYWORDS:

DNA marker; crop; database; genetic linkage map

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