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The Plant Genome Databases - A Tutorial

The Plant Genome Databases - A Tutorial

Quoting the site, "Each database is focused on one or more species, and the information they contain may include genetic maps, molecular markers, germplasm characteristics, quantitative traits, DNA sequences, and much more. Each curatorial group may organize and present this information in a slightly different way, tailored to their organism and user community. Hopefully this tutorial will give you ideas on how to search the databases, where to look for the information you need, and how to interpret the displays. The tutorial is divided into a series of lessons. You do not have to do the lessons in order, but many of them will build on skills learned in earlier lessons. At the top of each lesson there will be a Tools and Techniques section that identifies new skills that will be covered. The lessons also include examples from several different databases. The examples were created as part of this tutorial and are meant to showcase particular methods or displays, and you are strongly encouraged to look at these. If you are primarily interested in a single database or just want to check out the variety, you can browse through as many additional examples as you want."


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