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

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


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.

Oryza PanGenome R4 - Declaration of intentions

What’s coming in Oryza PanGenome Release 4?

The Oryza PanGenome R4 is due to be released in May 2022.


New Genomes

Gramene release 65 is out with a new CLIMtools portal

The Gramene Knowledgebase Team is pleased to announce its Release #65 with 118 reference genomes and 124,010

Vitis PanGenome Release 3 - Declaration of intentions

What’s coming in Vitis PanGenome Release 3?

Vitis PanGenome R3 is due to be released in May 2022.

New Genomes (Assemblies and/or Annotation)

  • Vitis vinifera cv. Black Corinth Seedless (seedless Black Corinth or Zante Currant)

New NAM gene expression tracks available on the Maize PanGenome Browser

Gene expression (RNA-Seq) data generated for 26 maize NAM founder genomes recently assembled by the NAM Consortium (see Hufford et al, 2021) is now available in the Maize PanGenome browser.

Plants were either field- or greenhouse-grown, and tissue was collected as follows:


RNA-Seq data generated by the NAM Consortium for the 26 maize NAM genomes. See Hufford et al (2021)

Improved protein-coding gene family trees available in Gramene's Oryza PanGenome release 3.1

Gramene's Oryza Pan-Genome ( is a web portal for comparative plant genomics focused on rice varieties. In its release 3.1, the gene family trees were rebuilt using the same species included in release 3.0 with superior quality.

A total of 37,423 GeneTree families were constructed comprising 1,134,514 individual genes (1,187,461 input proteins). See updated stats here.

CSHL advanced course: Frontiers and Techniques in Plant Science -- Apply by March 15

Frontiers and Techniques in Plant Science
July 1 - 21, 2022
Applications & Materials Due: March 15


José Dinneny, Stanford University
Niko Geldner, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Julie Law, The Salk institute

Due March 31, call for workshop proposals for the Virtual PAG Asia 2022 on June 22-24

Call for Workshop Proposals for PAG Asia 2022

In response to the expanding global population, worldwide climate changes, and dramatic plant and animal genome research occurring in Asia Pacific, the organizers of the Plant and Animal Genome Conference are planning a short version of PAG.

Due to the current circumstances and COVID-19 concerns, the 2022 conference will be entirely virtual, and held online during business hours (Bejing time zone) June 22-24, 2022.



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