CottonGen is a new cotton community genomics, genetics and breeding database being developed to enable basic, translational and applied research in cotton. It is being built using the open-source Tripal database infrastructure. CottonGen will initially consolidate the data from CottonDB and the Cotton Marker Database, which includes sequences, genetic and physical maps, genotypic and phenotypic markers and polymorphisms, QTLs, pathogens, germplasm collections and trait evaluations, pedigrees, and relevant bibliographic citations. It will be expanded to include annotated transcriptome, genome sequence, marker-trait-locus and breeding data, as well as enhanced tools for easy querying and visualizing research data. It will faciliate community communication and collaboration through housing the ICGI website, forums and mailing lists. This project is funded by Cotton Incorporated, the USDA-ARS Crop Germplasm Research Unit at College Station, TX, the Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors, Bayer CropScience, Dow/Phytogen, Monsanto and Washington State University.
Please see the Functional Overview for a summary of the data, tools and searches currently available on CottonGen v1.0.