Pedigree Visualization and Genome Referencing
In a separate project, in an effort to have more plant genome resources available on SGN, the rice and grape genomes were loaded into the SGN database and configured to work with GBrowse, a tool for displaying and interacting with genomic annotations. Having these available is a great resource for plant genome analysis. Similarly, gene families, which are sets genes with similar sequences, were also loaded into GBrowse for easy viewing. These families consisted of potato, grape, tomato, arabidopsis, and rice. Paralog and ortholog groups derived from the gene families were also used in an attempt to detect genome duplications and their pattern of distribution in the genome.