Cool Plant Comparative Genomics Resource: Phytozome

I spent the last few days at a “retreat” for the Joint Genome Institute and heard about a few things there worth sharing with everyone. I will try and post about some of them in the next few days. Here is one. The JGI and the Center for Integrative Genomics have made a pretty cool tool for comparative analyses of plant genomes. It is called Phytozome and has a variety of simple and nice features. JGI is doing more and more work on plant genomes as part of their energy research and I think Phytozome could turn into a good place to go to get the latest plant genome information. Go to http://www.phytozome.net to see the real thing.

About Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis
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3 Responses to Cool Plant Comparative Genomics Resource: Phytozome

  1. That’s a really nice resource! Great interface, too. Looking fwd to reading the paper describing the clustering algorithm. Is it distance-based? A similar tool is < HREF="http://nypg.bio.nyu.edu/orthologid" REL="nofollow">OrthologID<> that uses a character-based phylogenetic framework to establish orthology. Chiu et al. (2006) OrthologID: automation of genome-scale ortholog identification within a parsimony framework. <>Bioinformatics<> 22(6):699-707. [< HREF="http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btk040" REL="nofollow">free full text<>]

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  2. dont know any more — just posted the information about it — I am not involved in making it

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  3. Argent23 says:

    Wow, clustering of extant genes to get ancient genome data, and all in one site! I’m sure this will be a great resource for my work. I also love the data retrieval service BioMart at Phytozome.

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