The fascinating origin of some favorite foods and how plants help in the fight against COVID-19

For the past six years, Gramene has celebrated Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD) with an activity designed for K-12 children to spread our appreciation for plants. The year 2020 was not the exception.


Scientists around the world are working to make reagents for plant-based COVID-19 vaccines

Biocuration of Plant Developmental Processes in the Plant Reactome pathway resource

The advent of functional genomics has changed the scope, scale and speed at which new datasets are being generated and has posed the challenge for its comprehension and effective utilization to advance translational research. Plant Reactome portal of Gramene 


Reproductive meristem phase change in O. sativa

First Virtual Maize Annotation Jamboree (March 10-12th, 2020)

Authors: Marcela Karey Tello-Ruiz, Cristina Fernandez-Marco and Doreen Ware

The 2020 Virtual Maize Annotation Jamboree (VMAJ) was organized as part of  the by Marcela Karey Tello-Ruiz (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory or CSHL) and Cristina F. Marco (DNALC CSHL) under the supervision of PI Doreen Ware (CSHL and USDA ARS).


Zoom gallery view of participants on the final day of the VMAJ. From left to right and top to bottom: Arun Somwarpet-Seetharam, Cristina F. Marco, Kevin R. Ahern, Brit Moss, Aman Kaur, Adrienne Kleintop, Jianing Liu, Marcela Karey Tello-Ruiz, John Gray, Doreen Ware, Elly Porestky, Vincent Colantonio, Brian Zebosi, Singha Dhungana, Vivek Shrestha, Nancy Manchada, Raksha Singh, Usha Bhatta, and Ankita Abnave.

New and updated plant genomes and pathways datasets planned for the Gramene release #63 (July 2020)

We wish and hope that in this difficult time of COVID-19 pandemic, all Gramene database users and their loved ones are doing well and keeping safe.

PAG meeting 2020 notes and a user survey

The recent 2020 Plant and Animal Genome (PAG) Conference, held in Town & Country Resort, San Diego, brought together over 3,000 leading researchers, scientists, software professional, and students working in plant and animal genomics research, over 135 exhibits, 180 workshops, 1,200 posters, over 2,500 abstracts and 7 Plenary talks.


Gramene at Plant & Animal Genome 2020

The Plant and Animal Genome (PAG) XXVIII conference will kick off this coming Saturday, January 11th, 2020, in San Diego, CA.  Come meet Gramene staff and get the latest updates to Gramene’s comparative genomics and pathways visualization and mining tools to aid your research on plant models and crops!  At PAG 2020, we will be announcing Gramene's p

Plant domestication and the secrets in a plant's genome for 4th graders

To celebrate Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD) 2019, on May 22nd, Gramene's project manager and outreach, education and training coordinator, Dr. Marcela Karey Tello-Ruiz of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, visited fourth graders at Bayville's Intermediate (BI) School in New York to talk about plants and the secrets in their genomes!  In addition to a dynamic slideshow, students created colorful seed necklaces.


Making colorful seed necklaces with Ms. Pederson's class

Gramene release 64 is out with 21 new reference genomes and the latest maize B73

The Gramene Knowledgebase Team is pleased to announce its Release #64 (see release notes) with the Genome browser providing access to information on 114 reference genomes and 123,064 gene family trees.

Help us chart the future of agricultural data! - AgBioData RCN kick off meeting Sept 1st @ 1 pm ET

ATTENTION Researchers, Breeders, Database Providers, Funders, Editors, Students, Software Engineers, and other Scientists

Biocuration of rice genes and pathways by OSU undergraduates

Plant Reactome is the pathway portal of Gramene knowledgebase.We combine manual biocuration and gene-orthology based automated projections to provide conceptual framework of system-level plant pathway networks for 106 species of photoautotrophs, including models, crops and species of evolutionary interests.


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