A comprehensive database of maize gene families with extensive annotations for genes in these families, including basic information, protein sequence features, gene structure, Gene Ontology, transcriptome data, etc. The MGFD has a user-friendly web interface with multiple browse and search functions, as well as data downloading. The MGFD provides two different ways to search the data; a quick search and an advanced search. Users can either type a truncated version or the entire Gene ID (e.g., GRMZM2G010433) into the search field found at the top right of each page. In addition, an advanced search which includes gene family, chromosome, genome sequence, CDS sequence and protein sequence is constructed for users. Finally, users are able to easily navigate from their search results to pages containing detailed annotations. The MGFD is a useful resource for the plant genetics research community, especially in the areas of bioinformatics and genomics.
Key Laboratory of Crop Biology of Anhui Province, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, China
MGFD funding source(s)
National Basic Research Program of China (2014CB138200); the Natural Science Foundation of China (91435150); the Key Project Supported by Anhui Provincial Natural Science Foundation (KJ2013A123); Genetically Modified Organisms Breeding Major Projects (2013ZX08010-002)