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Announcing Gramene Database release #59 with new and updated plant genomes and pathways

The Gramene Team is pleased to announce its Release #59 with the Genome section providing access to information on 2,156,459 genes and 57 reference plant genomes. 1,860,691 protein-coding genes are organized in 96,500 gene families. The Plant Reactome -- Gramene's pathway portal -- introduces its new website for improved user engagement and provides 14 new curated pathways.

Announcing Gramene database build 48b highlighting Plant Reactome

The Gramene project ( team is pleased to announce its release #48b highlighting the new version of Plant Reactome database ( In this release the Plant Reactome database has expanded gene homology-based pathway projections to 58 plant species.

Planteome project is looking for a software and database developer

There is an immediate opening for a software and database developer to work on the NSF funded Planteome project ( This open-source computational biology, comparative genomics, and bioinformatics project involves the development and maintenance of databases, software and automated data analysis pipelines. The incumbent will have a proven track record of database development in MySQL (with exposure to Solr, noSQL, and/or MongoDB) and experience developing software in Python, Perl, PHP, and Java.

Oryza glaberrima genome sequence provides evidence for its independent domestication.

An international team of researchers published their work on Oryza glaberrima (African rice) genome sequence in the journal Nature Genetics ( The work includes genomics analyses of 20 O. glaberrima and 94 O. barthii accessions, which supported the growing hypothesis that O. glaberrima was domesticated in the Niger river region of Africa. The 33,164 protein coding and 701 tRNA genes were identified in the 314 Mb draft genome of O. glaberrima.

Tenure-track faculty position in Plant-Microbe Interactions at Oregon State University

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
( at Oregon State University (OSU) seeks applicants for a 9-month, full-time
(1.0 FTE), tenure-track faculty position in Plant-Microbe Interactions.
(position link:

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