The hordeum toolbox: The barley coordinatedagricultural project genotype and phenotype resource

Victoria C. Blake, Jennifer G. Kling, Patrick M. Hayes, Jean Luc Jannink, Suman R. Jillella, John Lee, David E. Matthews, Shiaoman Chao, Timothy J. Close, Gary J. Muehlbauer, Kevin P. Smith, Roger P. Wise, Julie A. Dickerson

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The use of DNA markers in public sector plant breeding is now the norm. Such markers are common across breeding programs and this commonality enables and enhances collaboration. Therefore, large collaborative research projects that measure several phenotypes across multiple environments coupled wiThthe expanding amount of genotype data attainable wiThcurrent marker technologies are on the rise and these projects demand effi cient data delivery. However, development of computational tools for advanced data integration, visualization, and analysis is still a bottleneck, even though these resources have the greatest potential impact for users who are extracting and developing hypothesis-based solutions. The Hordeum Toolbox (THT) was developed as a data resource for the Barley Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP) wiThthe novel capability of constructing user-defi ned downloadable sets of phenotype and/or genotype data for downstream analysis. Internal tools in THT enable users to create clusters of a selected group of lines based on genotype data, parse pedigrees, and select germplasm based on haplotype, phenotype, and agronomic properties. The Hordeum Toolbox can be adapted to breeding programs or collaborations to assist researchers in germplasm selection, genotype data visualization, and the integration of complex data sets for statistical analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-91
Number of pages11
JournalPlant Genome
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

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