Tip of the Week: Plant comparative genomics using Plaza
Plaza, a resource for plant comparative genomics, has a lot more than meets the eye at first. Currently the database has comparative tools and data for nearly 2 dozen plants including monocots, dicots, mosses and algae. There are some obvious tools and data from the homepage, but I suggest you take a look at the documentation and tutorials, you’ll find there is a lot more once you start delving into it. In this tip, I’m going to walk though getting phylogeny of a gene family from a specific clade to illustrate that there is a lot here that you might not see at first.
Proost, S., Van Bel, M., Sterck, L., Billiau, K., Van Parys, T., Van de Peer, Y., & Vandepoele, K. (2009). PLAZA: A Comparative Genomics Resource to Study Gene and Genome Evolution in Plants THE PLANT CELL ONLINE, 21 (12), 3718-3731 DOI: 10.1105/tpc.109.071506