Show simple item record

Germinate 3: development of a common platform to support the distribution of experimental data on crop wild relatives

Author: Shaw, P.
Author: Raubach, S.
Author: Hearne, S.
Author: Dreher, K.
Author: Glenn Bryan
Author: McKenzie, G.
Author: Milne, I.
Author: Gordon Stephen
Author: Marshall, D.S.
Year: 2017
Abstract: Conservation and exploitation of crop wild relative species is an important component in ensuring food security and improving current agricultural output. By identifying agriculturally important characteristics that express favorable response to both biotic and abiotic stress currently unused by breeders, the incorporation of this new genetic material into genetic background stocks may help mitigate problems imposed by climate change, land degradation, and population pressure. This is particularly important in countries that will be more severely affected by the threat of reduced yields. The ability to effectively manage genetic resources collections and integrate unique and diverse data types is crucial in exploring, understanding, and exploiting the diversity contained within genebanks. Providing a common interface through which experimental and background data can be disseminated to both researchers and breeders will bring focus and facilitate community building into research communities. We have taken wild barley (Hordeum spp.) and potato (Solanum spp.) collections along with wheat (Triticum spp.) and maize (Zea mays subsp. mays) and their wild relatives and incorporated this data into web-based information resources built using the Germinate platform (, accessed 4 Apr. 2017). We have tailored these to better meet the demands of researchers by developing both new data visualization tools and integration with current software such as Helium, Flapjack, and CurlyWhirly (, accessed 4 Apr. 2017) and presented the data in a common platform. While the underlying species differ, the approach taken ensures that tools are compatible across all database instances. We will describe these database instances and show that Germinate offers a common platform that will aid in the exploration and wider use of these species.
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)
Copyright: CIMMYT manages Intellectual Assets as International Public Goods. The user is free to download, print, store and share this work. In case you want to translate or create any other derivative work and share or distribute such translation/derivative work, please contact indicating the work you want to use and the kind of use you intend; CIMMYT will contact you with the suitable license for that purpose.
Type: Article
Place of Publication: USA
Pages: 1259-1273
Issue: 3
Volume: 57
DOI: 10.2135/cropsci2016.09.0814
Agrovoc: CROPS
Related Datasets:
Related Datasets:
Related Datasets:
Related Datasets:
Related Datasets:
Related Datasets:
Related Datasets:
Related Datasets:
Related Datasets:
Journal: Crop Science

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Genetic Resources
    Genetic Resources including germplasm collections, wild relatives, genotyping, genomics, and IP

Show simple item record