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AppleBreed DataBase (DB) aims to store genotypic and phenotypic data from multiple …


Biology Articles » Agriculture » Plant Production » A new versatile database created for geneticists and breeders to link molecular and phenotypic data in perennial crops: the AppleBreed DataBase » Concluding remarks

Concluding remarks
- A new versatile database created for geneticists and breeders to link molecular and phenotypic data in perennial crops: the AppleBreed DataBase

The AppleBreed DB model provides a unique tool specificallyadapted for geneticists and breeders working on perennial cropswith a long economic lifespan, especially when the aim is tocombine phenotypic and molecular marker data. It supports pedigree-basedanalysis of the data, including ‘Pedigree Genotyping’(Van de Weg et al., 2004). This database could be useful inintercontinental collaboration on marker-trait associations,validation of candidate genes and functional allelic diversity.It can be directly applied to apple, and its structure formsa firm foundation on which other users can build their own applications.It can be easily extended to include various crops, thus forminga base for a RosaceaeBreed DB. Links to other databases suchas GRIN, NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information),SINGER (System-wide Information Network for Genetic Resources)and EMBL (Nucleotide Sequence Database), can also be investigated.

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