A resource for genomic and phenotypic data from plant pathogen species, that integrates phenotypic data for genes from PHI-base, an expertly curated catalog of genes with experimentally verified pathogenicity, with the Ensembl tools for data visualization and analysis. The resource is focused on fungi, protists (oomycetes) and bacterial plant pathogens that have genomes that have been sequenced and annotated. Genes with associated PHI-base data can be easily identified across all plant pathogen species using a BioMart-based query tool and visualized in their genomic context on the Ensembl genome browser. The PhytoPath resource contains data for 135 genomic sequences from 87 plant pathogen species, and 1364 genes curated for their role in pathogenicity and as targets for chemical intervention.
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory, The European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK
PhytoPath funding source(s)
United Kingdom Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) [BB/I000488/1, BB/I/001077/1, BB/K020056/1]. PHI-base receives additional support from the BBSRC as a National Capability [BB/J/004383/1]. Specific funding for the inclusion of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici within Ensembl Fungi has been approved by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation [OPPGD1491]