Now, I like to immerse myself in databases–including some pretty obscure species. But even I had no idea there was a dragon database.
I’m working on an update for our Gramene tutorial right now, so I’m all over plant resources and following some links today I found the dragon. There are some other ones I need to check out as well–from the Gramene link to VPIN, the Virtual Plant Information Network.
The Legume Information System was new to me as well. I’m a big fan of legumes, as they constitute a huge portion of my protein sources. There was also a link to SoyBase, which also has a soybean breeder’s toolbox. I see their genetic map is in CMap, which is in that list of GMOD tools I mentioned the other day, and is also used by Gramene. These tools are popping up all over the place–and if you learn to use them in one place you can usually transfer those skills to other species of interest as they come along.