November 15, 2016 (Vol. 36, No. 20)


Strong Points: Many tools and resources
Weak Points: None


TransPLANT, the Trans-National Infrastructure for Plant Genomic Science, aims to provide a comprehensive database of plant genomic information. Through the website, users are able to get search results that are integrated from across several different plant genomics databases, thereby cutting down on search time and ensuring the most accurate information. The website provides several additional resources that researchers can use, such as the Environment and Phenotype Information System, which allows the user to create datasets based on plant phenotype or environment. Additionally, transPLANT contains several training resources and videos, such as a tutorial on mining polyploid wheat genome data. The website is thus a valuable resource for researchers involved in plant genomics, and is especially convenient in its integration of many different databases and resources in one place. 

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