What is CarrotOmics?
CarrotOmics is an integrated web-based relational database, developed to house and integrate genomic, genetic and breeding data for carrot and related species. CarrotOmics includes genome assemblies, annotated transcripts, traits, maps, and markers being generated and used by carrot researchers. CarrotOmics is implemented using Tripal, a toolkit for construction of online biological databases. Tripal is based on the Drupal content management system, and uses Chado for data storage, a relational database schema that underlies many GMOD installations. CarrotOmics will include public and private sites to meet individual research group needs.
Why do we need CarrotOmics?
The impetus for creating this database emerged from group discussions, in which geneticists, breeders, taxonomists, germplasm and data curators, molecular biologists, and bioinformaticians identified the need for a publicly available carrot genomic database. The body of genetic and genomic data for carrot and related species is steadily increasing and there is a need for a system to collect, organize, filter, and analyze this data to support fundamental carrot research and applied breeding and production programs.
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