GrainGenes: A Centralized Nexus for Small Grains Data and Communities

On 4 April 2024, the IWGSC organized a webinar in which Taner Sen (USDA-ARS, USA) presented the latest updates from GrainGenes, the US Department of Agriculture—Agricultural Research Service flagship database.


Taner Sen, Lead Scientist, USDA-ARS/UC Berkeley, USA


As one of the US Department of Agriculture—Agricultural Research Service flagship databases, GrainGenes serves the data and community needs of globally distributed small grains researchers for the genetic improvement of the Triticeae family and Avena species that include wheat, barley, rye, and oat.

GrainGenes accomplishes its mission by continually curating enriched cross-linked data content following the findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable principles, enhancing and maintaining an intuitive web interface, creating tools to enable easy data access, and establishing data connections within and between GrainGenes and other biological databases to facilitate knowledge discovery.

GrainGenes assists the small grains research communities, collaborates with data generators and genome sequencing groups, and contributes to the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, the AgBioData Consortium, and the International Wheat Initiative through the Wheat Information System (WheatIS).

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Modification date: 10 April 2024 | Publication date: 11 March 2024 | By: ic