Table 2: Databases and resources related to maize.

Name and linkDescription

MaizeGDB http://www.maizegdb.org/A community database for biological information about the crop plant Zea mays ssp. mays. Genetic, genomic, sequence, gene product, functional characterization, literature reference, and person/organization contact information are among the data types accessible (see Section 9 for further details)

MAGI http://magi.plantgenomics.iastate.edu/Maize assembled genomic island (MAGI) reports the results of a maize genome assembly project being conducted by the Aluru, Ashlock and Schnable research groups

Gramene http://www.gramene.org/A resource for comparative grass genomics including: genomes, protein, maps, markers, traits, genetics diversity, biochemical pathway, literature, and so forth

Maizesequence http://www.maizesequence.org/index.htmlProvides sequence and annotation of the Zea mays ssp. Mays genome resulting from the maize genome sequencing project

mtmDB http://mtm.cshl.edu/A transposon library in maize for the purpose of targeted selection of gene knockouts

Maize tilling http://genome.purdue.edu/maizetilling/A website for maize tilling project that collects and distributes maize tilling mutant and seeds

NCBI Maize http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mapview/map_search.cgi?taxid=4577Provides all of the accessions from Zea mays including: genomics, cDNA, EST, GSS, HTG sequences

SAM http://sam.truman.edu/A database for maize shoot apical meristem expression

Helitons http://genomecluster.secs.oakland.edu/helitrons/A catalog of discovered helitrons

Grassius http://www.grassius.org/Provides a collection of databases for transcription factors, promoters and cis-regulatory elements across the grasses, including maize, sugarcane, sorghum, and rice

Panzea http://www.panzea.org/A database for molecular and functional diversity of the maize genome

MaizePLEX http://www.plexdb.org/plex.php?database=CornA miame-compliant and plant ontology enhanced expression database for maize microarray data

TIGR Maize http://maize.tigr.org/Provides links to the NSF-funded consortium for maize genomics project and includes sequence, assembly, and annotation data, and links to the maize gene index

MaizecDNA http://www.maizecdna.org/Released 30000 FLcDNA from diverse B73 tissues samples

ZmGDB http://www.plantgdb.org/ZmGDB/Provides a convenient sequence-centered genome view for Zea mays, with a narrow focus on gene structure annotation

PML http://chloroplast.uoregon.edu/A genetic resource in maize, that is, tailored for studies of chloroplast biogenesis

VPhenoDBS http://medbio.cecs.missouri.edu/VPhenoDBS/Web-based visual phenotypic information management system to allow simultaneously query phenotype data by image example, sequence, ontology, genetic and physical map information, and text annotation