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Detailed new ‘reference’ genome for maize shows the plant has deep resources for continued adaptation

Author: Peter Tarr, Senior Science Writer

‘Phenotypic plasticity’ traced to maize’s regulatory flexibility bodes well for expanding the staple’s growing range as the planet warms

Gramene is getting ready for the Plant Biology Conference 2017 — See you in Honolulu!

The Plant Biology 2017 Conference will take place in Honolulu, HI from June 24-28 of 2017.

Fascination of Plants Day 2017 — Let’s talk about plant superpowers!

Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD) is celebrated around the world on May 18th.

To celebrate FoPD in New York, Dr. Marcela Karey Tello-Ruiz (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY) visited Bayville Primary School to present the class of Ms. Francine Alonge with fascinating plant facts that inspired these second graders to come up with their very own plant superheroes! 


Plant superheroes save the day!

The Gramene Database build 53 is out!

The Gramene Team is pleased to announce its release #53 with 1,759,450 genes and 44 reference plant genomes.

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Let’s talk about plant superpowers!

Ever wondered what inspired Sci-Fi super-heroes Groot and Poison Ivy?  Well, it was real plants!  Students and educators looking to be amazed by the impressive abilities of plants to adapt and survive in harsh environments are most welcome to join us on this adventure to learn about plant adaptations.  This session is designed for children ages 7-8 but everyone else who is looking to discover their favorite plant super-power is welcome to join

Job openings at Gramene - Computational Science Developer

The Ware Lab at the world-renowned Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory focuses on building extensive software infrastructure to enable research on genome organization and evolution in plants.

We are seeking a innovative software engineer who is passionate about code and science. You will become an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team focused on everything from scalable data analysis to dynamic biological data visualizations.

Gramene is present at The Biology of Genomes Conference 2017

Gramene will present hot plant genomics research findings and cool data collections and software developments at the The Biology of Genomes Conference 2017.

What's New with Gramene? An Overview - Webinar May 9, 2017 @ 2 pm EDT


Do you want to know what Gramene has most recently been up to?

Gramene ( is an integrated resource for comparative functional genomics analysis in crops and model plant species.

Plant Breeding for Drought Tolerance, Online course - Fall 2017


Colorado State University will offer a 1-credit, graduate-level online course in Plant Breeding for Drought Tolerance from August 21 to December 15, 2017. This distance course is targeted to graduate students in the plant sciences, as well as to professionals in the public and private sectors interested in increasing their knowledge in this area.

Agricultural Data Curation Survey -- Your feedback matters!

Greetings on behalf of the Agricultural Data Curation project at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies. We are studying the data practices of agricultural researchers in multiple settings. As part of our project, we are conducting a survey of these communities.

We will ask you about your research practice, data management, reuse, and data sharing practices, in addition to some questions about the current state of research data management. This survey is voluntary and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.


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