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BBGD: an Online Database for Blueberry Genomic Data


BBGD (http://bioinformatics.towson.edu/BBGD/) was developed as a database for blueberry genomics. BBGD is both a sequence and gene expression database. It stores both EST and microarray data and allows scientists to correlate expression profiles with gene function. BBGD is a public online database. "Presently, the main focus of the database is the identification of genes in blueberry that are significantly induced or suppressed after low temperature exposure. "

To gain a better understanding of changes in gene expression associated with cold acclimation in blueberry, the Rowland laboratory (USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD) has undertaken a genomics approach based on the analysis of Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs). Initially, two standard cDNA libraries were constructed using RNA from cold-acclimated and non-acclimated floral buds of the blueberry cultivar ‘Bluecrop’ (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) and about 1200 5’-end ESTs were generated from each of the libraries. About 100 3’-end ESTs were generated from the cold-acclimated library as well.

The Blueberry EST database contains EST sequences from a number blueberry libraries including cold acclimated and non-acclimated libraries. It also includes forward and reverse subtractive libraries.

You can query the sequence database by clone ID, accession number or gene (clone) name below. Or you can get a list (in tabular) format of all the clones in a particular library by clicking on the library name on the left side navigation bar.

Attribution for photo: D2601-1 - Blueberry plant: Copyright free, public domain photo by Mark Ehlenfeldt

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USDA-ARS Fruit Laboratory and Towson University Department of Computer Science
Contact Name
Alkharouf, Nadim W.
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Program Code
005:040 - Department of Agriculture - National Research
Bureau Code
005:18 - Agricultural Research Service