Collects oil crop seed ESTs and unigenes from B. napus, G. max, S. indicum and A. hypogaea and supplies a public resource for researchers to comparatively analyse and investigate oil accumulation metabolism. ocsESTdb may serve as a valuable and unique resource for comparative analysis of acyl lipid synthesis and metabolism in oilseed plants. It also may provide vital insights into improving oil content in seeds of oil crop species by transcriptional reconstruction of the metabolic network.
Key Laboratory for Oil Crops Biology, the Ministry of Agriculture, China, Oil Crops Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wuhan, China; Department of Life Science and Technology, Nanyang Normal University, Nanyang, China
ocsESTdb funding source(s)
This work was financially supported by grants from the China National Basic Research Program (2011CB109300), the Genetically modified organisms breeding major projects (2009ZX08004-002B), the Open Project of Key Laboratory for Oil Crops Biology, the Ministry of Agriculture, PR China (201202) and the Core Research Budget of the Non-profit Governmental Research Institution.