The Brassica Information Portal is a web repository for population and trait scoring information related to the Brassica breeding community. It provides information about quantitative trait loci and links curated Brassica phenotype experimental data with genotype information stored in external data sources. Advanced data submission capabilities and APIs enable users to store and publish their own study results in our Portal. The repository can be easily browsed thanks to a set of user-friendly query interfaces.
Earlham Institute (EI)
The Earlham Institute (EI) is a vibrant contemporary research institute working in an area of rapid technological development and innovation. Our mission is to advance bioscience by enabling and developing computational and genomics data-driven approaches in biology. We build our excellence in genomics and computational bioscience to develop the Norwich Research Park as a world-leading centre in bioinformatics and applied biotechnology. Please consult EI website to learn more about us, our goals and the current projects we run.
Brassica Information Portal Team
- Wiktor Jurkowski Earlham Institute, www: http://www.earlham.ac.uk/wiktor-jurkowski
- Annemarie Eckes Earlham Institute, www: http://www.earlham.ac.uk/annemarie-hildegard-eckes
- Carlos Horro Earlham Institute, www: http://www.earlham.ac.uk/carlos-horro
- Sarah Dyer Earlham Institute, email: contact address
- Tomasz Gubała Spectrum IT
- Tomasz Szymczyszyn Spectrum IT
- Piotr Nowakowski Spectrum IT
- Graham King Southern Cross University
BIP source code is available at GitHub and the internal data model is presented in this diagram. Please get in touch with ideas and patches to further improve it, we are always happy to accept new contributors.
BIP shows impact
Further information on the Projects related to the Brassica Information Portal can be found in the general project description from the Earlham Institute. The Brassica Information Portal has received a lot of attention after our press release. The Eastern Daily Press and Agri-Tech East wrote articles in response to the press release. The Brassica Information Portal was also represented in an article in the Newsletter from the Arabidopsis community (GARNish_25). A blog entry explains to the public why Brassica crops are important and brilliant- have a look at Brilliant Brassica. The first workshop on how to use the database has been held on the 7.09.2016. Training material for this workshop is available here and you can follow the instructions in your own time.
Below is a list of links relevant to the Brassica Community:
How to cite us
Eckes AH, Gubała T, Nowakowski P et al. Introducing the Brassica Information Portal: Towards integrating genotypic and phenotypic Brassica crop data [version 1; referees: awaiting peer review]. F1000Research 2017, 6:465 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.11301.1)
This work was supported by UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council as part of the BBSRC Renewable Industrial Products from Rapeseed (RIPR) Programme (BB/L002124/1).
The underlying database schema is derived from the CropStoreDB schema ver.7 (Love et al 2012, doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7909.2012.01120.x ). Incorporated vocabularies include Gramene taxonomy (release 26.04.2013), plant ontology (release 19.05.2016) and trait ontology (release 12.11.2015), used under Planteome and Gramene projects licenses.