Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Welcome to the transPLANT database


The falling cost of nucleotide sequencing is opening up significant opportunities for crop improvement through plant breeding and increased understanding of plant biology. Many plant genomes are large and have complex evolutionary histories, making their analysis theoretically challenging and highly demanding of computational resources. Issues include genome size, polyploidy, and the quantity, diversity and dispersed nature of data in need of integration.

transPLANT is a consortium of 11 European partners gathered to address these challenges and to develop a trans-national infrastructure for plant genomic science. Bringing together groups with strengths in data analysis, plant science, computer science, and from the academic and commercial sectors, transPLANT will develop integrated standards and services and undertake new research and development needed to capitalise on the sequencing revolution, across the spectrum of agricultural and model plant species.

transPLANT is committed to establishing the broadest international collaborations for data and standards. Explore the project's aims in more detail on the European transPLANT site. For participating project members please visit http://transplantdb.eu/partners.

The public transPLANT hub is available at http://transplantdb.eu


The TransPLANT Genome Resources Registry

The number of plant genome sequencing and (re-sequencing) projects is increasing; and for many of the more complex cereal genomes, progress towards the complete assembly of a reference genome is incremental, with a variety of projects producing genome, transcriptome and marker- based data from a range of technologies. Drawing on the broad expertise of the consortium, we will maintain a registry of important sequence-based resources for species of agricultural and economic importance as well as model systems. More specifically model genomes such as A. thaliana, A. lyrata, Medicago and Brachypodium will be included as well as the genomes of tomato, potato, wine, cucumber, maize and apple as well as the extremely challenging and complex grass and Triticeae genomes of wheat, barley and rye.
The transPLANT genome resources registry is available for download in multiple file formats and as online browsable resource.

If you have any questions about this resource or inquire updates, corrections or additions for your own resource please contact Manuel Spannagl (manuel.spannagl@helmholtz-muenchen.de).


The transPLANT project is funded by the European Commission within its 7th Framework Programme, under the thematic area "Infrastructures", contract number 283496.