Bioinformatics tools for phenomics
A key goal of biology is to understand phenotypic characteristics, such as health, disease and evolutionary fitness. Phenotypic variation is produced through a complex web of interactions between genotype and environment, and such a 'genotype–phenotype' map is inaccessible without the detailed phenotypic data that allow these interactions to be studied.
(Houle et al., 2010) Phenomics: the next challenge. Nat Rev Genet.