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Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 305, Issue 9, pp 837–843 | Cite as

A new online database on genome-related information of Indian plants

  • Sumita Jha
  • Soom N. Raina
  • Deepak Ohri
  • Rakesh C. Verma
  • Manoj K. Dhar
  • Manoj M. Lekhak
  • Shrirang R. Yadav
  • Nandita Mahadev
  • Rama R. SatyawadaEmail author
Short Communication

Abstract

In this paper, we present a new online comprehensive database developed for genome-related information of Indian plants (dGRIP). In strict sense, dGRIP database displays for each species and genus, its chromosome number(s) with comprehensive cytogenetic data, genome size, ploidy, systematics and molecular genetics related to Indian angiosperms, gymnosperms, pteridophytes and bryophytes. The data are described in the form of datasheets encompassing 29 parameters available for users to consolidate the knowledge with respect to comprehensive cytogenetical details. The chromosome database is developed based on object-relational database management system (Sequence Query Language) and includes references from which the information was sourced. The online database is currently available at http://sbtju.in/Dgrip/index.html consists of a main page, project information, collaborators and search tools for each group, namely angiosperms, gymnosperms pteridophytes and bryophytes. Currently, the information is available for about 1500 species (Release 1.0); however, the dGRIP continues to expand with goal to include data of more than 17,000 plant species from India.

Keywords

Chromosome Cytotaxonomy Database Genome Karyology Spermatophytes 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the support of all the team members in the Network Project under each Principal investigators at participating Universities in India. We are thankful to Dr. Sameer Saran, IIRS-ISRO, Dehradun and Prof KN Ganeshaiah, GKVK, Bangalore, Coordinators, Indian Bioresource Information Network for their help and advice. SJ is thankful to the National Academy of Sciences (NASI, Allahabad, India), for award of “Senior Scientist, NASI” to continue the research.

Funding

The work is supported by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India under the project entitled “Network Programme for Enrichment and Update of Plant Chromosome Database for Spermatophytes and Archegoniate” vide No. BT/PR7866/NDB/39/272/2013 in which all the authors are beneficiaries (SJ is Project Coordinator; SNR, DO, RCV, MKD, ML, SRY and RRS are Principal Investigators while NM is the Software Expert for dGRIP).

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest with any group working in similar lines.

Human and animals rights

The work carried out is only compilation of data and does not involve human participants/animals.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sumita Jha
    • 1
  • Soom N. Raina
    • 2
  • Deepak Ohri
    • 3
  • Rakesh C. Verma
    • 4
  • Manoj K. Dhar
    • 5
  • Manoj M. Lekhak
    • 6
  • Shrirang R. Yadav
    • 6
  • Nandita Mahadev
    • 1
  • Rama R. Satyawada
    • 7
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Amity Institute of BiotechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia
  3. 3.Research CellAmity University, Lucknow CampusLucknowIndia
  4. 4.School of Studies in BotanyVikram UniversityUjjainIndia
  5. 5.Genome Research Laboratory, School of BiotechnologyUniversity of JammuJammuIndia
  6. 6.Department of BotanyShivaji UniversityKolhapurIndia
  7. 7.Department of Biotechnology and BioinformaticsNorth-Eastern Hill UniversityShillongIndia

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