A genomic database for spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) which is an annual or biennial plant which belongs to the family Amaranthaceae. Spinachbase is designed to allow users to easily retrieve and visualize the spinach transcriptome sequence and expression profile data through a set of query interfaces and analysis tools. The database includes a BLAST tool which allows users to compare specific sequences against the assembled spinach unigene sequences, and unigene query interfaces which gives detailed information of a specific spinach unigene including its sequences, functional annotations and expression profiles in the nine spinach accessions. A database containing spinach metabolic pathways (SpinachCyc) predicted from spinach unigene sequences is also included in SpinachBase.
Development and Collaborative Innovation Center of Plant Germplasm Resources, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China; Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA; State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology in Arid Areas, College of Horticulture, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China; National Engineering Research Center for Vegetables, Key Laboratory of Biology and Genetic Improvement of Horticultural Crops (North China), Beijing, China; USDA, Agricultural Research Station, Salinas, CA, USA; USDA-ARS, Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health, Ithaca, NY, USA
SpinachBase funding source(s)
This work was supported by Development and Collaborative Innovation Center of Shanghai [ZF1205] and Shanghai Set-Sail program [14YF1409400].