The Pankaj Jaiswal and Sushma Naithani Labs, in collaboration with researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, NYU Longone Health, NY, Ensembl Plants, and European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), UK, and Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), Canada, have published a new research article in the 2021 NAR Database issue. The article summarizes recent updates to the Gramene, a comparative genomic and network analysis resource and knowledgebase for the plant research community, on its 20th anniversary.

Since its inception in 2001, Gramene has provided unique genome-scale data visualization platforms and analytical tools to support the global community of plant genomics researchers, molecular biologists, geneticists, and breeders. The current Gramene release #63 (October 2020) hosts 93 reference plant genomes––over 3.9 million genes in 122947 gene families. Gramene’s Plant Reactome portal developed at OSU, host plant pathway networks using a combination of manual biocuration in rice (320 reference pathways) and orthology-based projections to 106 species.

The project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United States Department of Agriculture—Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS).

Have a look at the 20th-anniversary updates on the Gramene Database.

Nucleic Acids Research, gkaa979, https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkaa979 (Free and Open Access)