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Announcing Gramene release #60: New & updated genomes, pathways and other features

The Gramene Team is pleased to announce its Release #60 with the Genome section providing access to information on 2,162,056 genes and 58 reference plant genomes. 1,891,391 protein-coding genes are organized in 93,194 gene families.

Gramene at PAG 2019 Conference

The Gramene team looks forward to meeting plant researchers at the Plant and Animal Genome XXVII conference from 12th-16th January, 2019. You can meet Gramene folks at: 

Gramene Pathway Curation Jamboree 7th-10th August, 2018



Photo: Left to right in the front row are Sushma Naithani, Justin Preece, Parul Gupta and in the back row are Valerie Fraser, Lillian K Padgitt-Cobb, Kelly Vining, Noor-Al-Bader and Priyanka Garg.

Gramene webinar Feb 27, 2018: Plant Reactome pathway updates and new features

We are very pleased to announce a webinar on 'Plant Reactome pathway updates and new features'.

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM PST - 11:30 AM PST


Gramene release # 56b: updates to Plant Reactome

In Gramene release 56b, we present recent updates of Plant Reactome, the pathway portal of Gramene. We have added 22 newly curated pathways, 3 updated pathways, 8 newly projected species, and gene interaction data to Plant Reactome.


Gramene in the Plant Genome Evolution 2017 Conference

Plant Genome Evolution 2017, a Current Opinion in Plant Biology Conference, is currently being held at Meliá Sitges, Sitges (near Barcelona), Spain (1-3 October 2017).

Gene annotation and Reactome pathway curation jamboree in June 2017

Gramene encourages and supports researchers to learn how to annotate and format their data sets accurately for publication and deposition in the public repositories for its long-term utilization, re-use, re-analysis and interoperability.


Notes from Biocuration 2017 conference

by Sushma Naithani and Parul Gupta


Gramene webinar 11th April 2017: Overview, updates and new fireworks display in Plant Reactome

Plant Reactome ( is a freely available resource for comparative analyses of plant pathways. It features Oryza sativa (rice) as a reference species for the curation of cellular-level pathway networks by employing the Reactome data model. This reference set of curated rice pathways is being used to generate gene-orthology based pathway projections for 66 additional species.

Gramene Webinar Nov, 2016: Analysis and visualization of the plant gene Expression ATLAS data

The Gramene database is pleased to host another FREE 30-min webinar focused on "Analysis and visualization of the plant gene Expression ATLAS data using Gramene's Genome Browser and Plant Reactome." The plant gene Expression Atlas ( was developed by our collaborators at EMBL-EBI.


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