Database Developed

A Pedigree retrieval database Pedigree Retrieval cum Morphological Diversity in Wheat version 1.0 software developed by the centre for data mining could scan and sort genetically diverse and agronomically superior genotypes from wheat germplasm. This software is very useful for plant breeders. This database clearly highlighted the narrow genetic base of the popular wheat cultivars stressing the need for incorporation of variability from other germplasm sources. Most of current cultivars have more than one common parent. It is very useful database for selecting the parents for developing new cultivars.

Varieties released by PAU in different field crops: The Punjab Agricultural University, the premier agricultural university of India has released a number of varieties for different crop plants since its inception. The information regarding the current varieties and their agronomic practices was available in the Package of Practices, which is published for the farmers. However, for the use of the agricultural scientists, the detailed information was available with the respective crop breeders. To provide all the relevant information about the varieties released in different field crops by PAU, for the agricultural scientists, a database has been developed. This is going to be a very useful database for not only the breeders but also agronomists, soil scientists, pathologists, entomologists and geneticists of all the agricultural universities of India.

Assembled Sugarcane EST sequences.

Sugarcane is a C4 plant with complex polyploid nature which accumulates sucrose in its stem as an important source of sugar production worldwide. The polyploid complexity hinders whole genome sequencing in sugarcane. Modern sequencing technologies are generating large amount of expressed sequence tag data. The dbEST at NCBI is a good source of functional genes that can serve as starting materials for functional genomics of crops like sugarcane. We have assembled  the EST sequences from NCBI dbEST into unigenes. These assembled sequences can be downloaded from SugarcaneESTdb. Supplementary files  download Supplementary Table 1 Supplementary Table 2 Supplementary Table 3 Supplementart Table 4 Supplementary Table 5