Gramene v. 26. Welcome to the Gene and Allele Database Tutorial.
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This tutorial will describe how to navigate the section of Gramene that provides descriptions of alleles associated with morphological, developmental, and agronomically important phenotypes and variants of physiological characters, biochemical functions and isozymes.
Many genes in Gramene also have map positions and sequencing data.
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Click here to open gene search
See NavigationTutorialfor info on navigating Gramene
Module home pages provide the following information:
Use * to search for wildcards
1. Use the “search” link from the gene menu to select a more limited (specific) search. (see slide 5) or
2. Use the general search option.
Explains module navigation menu,
Option 1. Click an ontology to search ontologies db.
Option 2. Search by term
Click search icon
Optionally, select field name, gene type, species, and whether or not the gene is associated with a known phenotype.
Be aware of wildcards. For example, searches for *dwarf, dwarf*, and *dwarf* will all give different results.
Option 3. You may also browse for a gene via Literature Database. Go to the Literature Database in Gramene. Literature detail will display genes in the “Associated Data" field.
There are 99 entries for rice genes with CDS and phenotype
Click to view next 25 results as needed.
Click on linked column headings to sort table by that column
Click on a gene symbol to view the detail page for that particular gene (for tutorial select “d1” and see slide 9)
Gene detail is displayed along the top. See Help file for term definitions.
Associated Data is under the Gene detail. The number represent numbers of associations. Click a category to expand the table and access that data in Gramene (see slides 8–13). Grayed-out categories have no associations.
Gene detail may vary by species, depending upon level of curation.
Links to Ontology DB
Allele and Germplasm categories show one or multiple items for a particular gene. Click a name to view its summary
Click on protein to view more information from Gramene’s Protein database (See Protein tutorial). Link to GenBank for sequence info
Click GenBank ID to view the nucleotide sequence link for each protein from the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
Select Ensemble Gene to view Tigr gene report in Genomes database (See Genomes tutorial).
Click on IRGSP gene name to go to the Rice Annotation Project DB (RAP-DB)
If it is known that a gene interacts with another gene, that will be noted here.
Preview comparative map
Select to view the highlighted gene in Maps or on the genome browser (See Maps and Genomes tutorials).
Click links to go to the Ontology Database within Gramene. (See Ontology tutorial).
Click to view Oryzabase’s information on the selected gene.
Click reference info to go to the reference in Gramene Literature database (See Literature tutorial).
When there are images in the database associated with a phenotype gene, they will display here.
Click here to submit a gene to the database.
Help documentation gives detailed notes about the information found in the database, and help on using the search tools.
Tutorial shows the features of a database. Tutorials come in PowerPoint and PDF. Some are also available in MS Word.
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Links to download software for viewing tutorials.
Feedback: Submit a question to Gramene
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