SMDB: Soybean Marker DataBase

Ashwani Kumar, Abhay Pratap, Urvashi Udar, Rajinder Singh Chauhan, Tiratha Raj Singh

Abstract


Soybean Marker Database (SMDB) is a repository of important genomic information for soybean. At present several genomic databases are available for plants. Some of the important oilseeds plant databases are ATPID database, Castor Bean Genome Database, CGPDB, SoyBase, Legume Information System (LIS), Brassica database, Sinbase, etc. To gain comprehensive information from varied amount of resources, we developed  this database which provides general as well as specific information at universal level. Along with this it also furnishes gene level information for various functional categories such as transcription factor, disease resistant varieties, heat shock protein, genetically modified strain of soybean. The bunch of information available to researchers today increases in tremendous manner. Hence understanding the plant genome specific databases for acquiring specific information is the demand of time for crop improvement and  research programmes. SMDB is designed for the purpose of exploring potential gene differences in different plant genotypes, including genetically modified and disease resistant crops beneficial to the farmer who cultivate this crop. SMDB is publicly accessible for academic and research purpose at: http://www.bioinfoindia.org/smdb/.

Keywords


Leguminous crop, Soybean, Transcription factor, Chaperons, Heat shock proteins.

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