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  • Germinate – Generic plant data management system

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    Developed by James Hutton Institute, in collaboration with CIMMYT and founded by MasAgro project, Germinate is a generic plant genetic resources database and offers facilities to store both standard collection information and passport data along with more advanced data types such as phenotypic, genotypic and field trial data.

    Primary User(s)

    Breeders, researchers, students and any person related to manage and analyze all information concerning to maize and wheat accession.

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    Product details and features

    1. Germinate stores, manages and associates information related to each registered accession.
    2. Germinate can be interconnected with other applications like Flapjack, CurlyWhly and Helium.
    3. This is a powerful tool to combine passport information with genotypic and phenotypic annotations for analyzing quantitative traits
    4. Explore the data available in the MasAgro-Biodiversity project.
    5. Contain passport (i.e. collection) data and an additional range of different types of data, including phenotypic and genotypic



    Product Status

    1. Released with a permanent upgrade, including free access to wheat and/or maize data.
      Wheat: (http://germinate.seedsofdiscovery.org/wheat/)
      Maize: (http://germinate.seedsofdiscovery.org/maize/)


    This platform stores the information generated from other platforms of data collection and compilation, so it has to be synchronized permanently in order to be able to link all the data pertaining to each accession.

    For more information

    James Hutton Institute (june.johnston@hutton.ac.uk); Kate Dreher (k.dreher@cgiar.org); Sarah Hearne (s.hearne@cgiar.org)


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  • Germinate – Generic plant data management system

    Internal Information (not publically displayed)

    • Numbers of associated germplasm requests and requestor identity





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