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Blattella germanica Official Gene Set OGSv1.0

    The *Blattella germanica* genome was recently sequenced and annotated as part of the i5k pilot project by the Baylor College of Medicine. The *Blattella germanica* research community has manually reviewed and curated the computational gene predictions and generated an official gene set, OGSv1.0.

    Genes of viral origin in the Microplitis demolitor genome

      *Microplitis demolitor* (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is a parasitoid used as a biological control agent to control larval-stage Lepidoptera and serves as a model for studying the function and evolution of symbiotic viruses in the genus Bracovirus. Using RNA-Seq data for this species and manual annotation of genes of viral origin, we annotated a high-quality gene set including 171 virus-derived protein-coding genes.

      Data from: Genome-wide Association and Genomic Prediction Identifies Soybean Cyst Nematode Resistance in Common Bean Including a Syntenic Region to Soybean Rhg1 Locus

        A panel of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) for 363 common bean accessions was generated. A genome-wide association study (GWAS) was applied to detect SNPs significantly associated with resistance to Heterodera glycines (HG) also known as the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) in the core collection of common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris. There were 84,416 SNPs identified in 363 common bean accessions.

        Professor: A Motorized Field-Based Phenotyping Cart

          An easy-to-customize, low-cost, low disturbance, motorized, and adjustable proximal sensing cart for field-based high-throughput phenotyping is described. General dimensions, motor specifications, and a remote operation application are given. The cart, named "Professor", supports mounting multiple proximal sensors and cameras for characterizing plant traits grown under field conditions.

          The GRIN-Global Project

            GRIN-Global (GG) is a database application that enables genebanks to store and manage information associated with plant genetic resources (germplasm) and deliver that information globally. The GRIN-Global project's mission is to provide a scalable version of the Germplasm Resource Information Network (GRIN) suitable for use by any interested genebank in the world.

            National Microbial Germplasm Program

              The goal of the National Microbial Germplasm Program is to ensure that the genetic diversity of agriculturally important microorganisms is maintained to enhance and increase agricultural efficiency and profitability. The program collects, authenticates, and characterizes potentially useful microbial germplasm; preserves microbial genetic diversity; and facilitates distribution and utilization of microbial germplasm for research and industry.

              Data from: Population structure and genetic diversity within the endangered species Pityopsis ruthii (Asteraceae)

                *Pityopsis ruthii* (Ruth’s golden aster) is a federally endangered herbaceous perennial endemic to the Hiwassee and Ocoee Rivers in southeastern Tennessee, USA. Comprehensive genetic studies providing novel information to conservationists for preservation of the species are lacking. Genetic variation and gene flow were evaluated for 814 individuals from 33 discrete locations using polymorphic microsatellites: seven chloroplast and twelve nuclear. A total of 198 alleles were detected with the nuclear loci and 79 alleles with the chloroplast loci.

                Maize Genetics Cooperation Stock Center Catalog of Stocks

                  The Maize Genetics Cooperation Stock Center is operated by USDA/ARS, located at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, and integrated with the National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS). The center serves the maize research community by collecting, maintaining and distributing seeds of maize genetic stocks, and providing information about maize stocks and the mutations they carry through the Maize Genetics and Genomics Database (MaizeGDB).