IRGSP releases updated build of rice genome sequence

The International Rice Genome Sequencing Project (IRGSP) has released an updated genome sequence for Oryza sativa cv. Nipponbare. More information can be found at the release announcement for IRGSP Build5.

Job openings at IRRI

The International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines is currently recruiting internationally for nine important positions. For more information, see their jobs page.

Gramene Activities @ PAG

Gramene is pleased to be at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference in San Diego, January 10-14, 2009. Visit us at the following events:

National Plant Genome Initiative Workshop

Gramene would like to highlight a new to a Wiki site that describes a summary of a recent workshop entitled:

"The National Plant Genome Initiative at Ten Years: A Community Workshop"

This site contains information (agenda, Rapporteur's summaries, session/Q&A notes, list of meeting participants and a meeting summary) related to the recent National Plant Genome Initiative Workshop held at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Conference Center of the National Academies in Irvine California on August 26-28, 2008.

2009 Maize Genetics Conference

The 51st Annual Maize Genetics Conference will be held March 12-15, 2009 in Pheasant Run, St. Charles, Illinois. Abstracts are due January 30. For more information, please consult their website.

Heterosis in Plants Conference

The International Conference on Heterosis in Plants: Genetics and molecular causes and optimal exploitation in breeding, will be held September 7 to 9, 2009 at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. For more information, please see their website.

Updated OMAP in CMap

The Gramene team is making an interim release of our comparative maps database (CMap) which restores previously available 12 "stacked" maps from the Oryza Mapping Alignment Project (OMAP). These maps order and orient the best selection of FPC contigs for each species as compared to Gramene's annotated version of the TIGR rice assembly.

National Barley Foods Forum

On Friday, January 30, 2009, the Pacific Northwest Wheat Quality Council meeting will be held in Sacramento, California.  Sponsored by the National Barley Foods Council, the Forum will spotlight breeding and research developments for food barley and will address the unique opportunities and challenges facing the future of new barley foods production and consumption.  For more information, please contact Mary Palmer Sullivan.

Public Read-only MySQL Database Server

Gramene offers a public, read-only MySQL server for many of our databases
including all of our Ensembl databases and our markers and sequence
database. You can connect to the host "," with
the password "gramene," e.g.:

mysql -pgramene

Plant Ontology Database #1108 Release

Plant Ontology Consortium (POC) is excited to announce the release #1108 (November 2008) of the Plant Ontology Database.


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