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Comparative and Functional Genomics
Volume 3 (2002), Issue 2, Pages 128-131
Conference Review

MaizeDB – A Functional Genomics Perspective

2Department of Agronomy, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
3203 Curtis Hall, Dept Agronomy, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA

Received 11 February 2002; Accepted 13 February 2002

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MaizeDB ( has existed since the early 90’s as a genomespecific database that is grounded in genetic maps, their documentation and annotation. The database management system is robust and has continuously been Sybase. In this brief review we provide an introduction to the database as a functional genomics tool and new accesses to the data: 1) probe tables by bin location 2) BLAST access to map data 3) cMap, a comparative map graphical tool.