PHENO - The [PT] BrAPI endpoint

Welcome to PHENO, an implementation of the Breeding API (BrAPI) provided by the Portuguese node of ELIXIR.

PHENO aims to provide access to plant phenotypic datasets, with a major focus on the woody plant domain.

Plant phenotyping is central to plant research and breeding and is becoming increasingly throughput, with large amounts of data being generated from diverse experimental settings. Access to phenotypic datasets annotated according to widely accepted standards contributes for data interoperability, enabling powerful genotype-phenotype association studies.

Woody plants are a major natural resource in Europe, with a huge ecological and economic impact, supporting millions of jobs across diverse industries (e.g., wine, fruit, olive oil, coffee, paper, timber, cork) and strongly contributing to the European GDP. In Portugal, woody plants represent 10% of the exports, and are a central research domain in both academia and industry. The access to datasets provided by PHENO aims to support research and breeding of these species for traits of interest for researchers, producers and industry stakeholders.

PHENO currently contains data on the following species:

Oryza sativa (Rice)

Program details

Abbreviation: Rice Salt-Tolerance
Objective: Testing Salt stress physiological traits in rice.
LeadPerson: M. Margarida Oliveira
Quercus suber (Cork Oak)
Jatropha curcas (Purgueira)

Program details

Abbreviation: Drought response in Jatropha curcas
Objective: Tolerance to drought remains poorly described for Jatropha curcas accessions from different geographical and climatic origins. To address this issue we studied the response of two J. curcas accessions, one from Indonesia (wet tropical climate) and the other from Cape Verde islands (semi-arid climate). Potted seedlings (with 71 days) of both accessions were subjected to continuous well watered conditions (control) or to a drought stress period followed by re-watering.
LeadPerson: M. Margarida Oliveira

Program details

Abbreviation: Transcriptomics and physiological analyses of Jatropha curcas
Objective: This study aims to contribute to uncover the molecular background of drought tolerance, using a combined approach of transcriptional profiling and morphophysiological characterization during a period of water-withholding (49 d) followed by rewatering (7 d).
LeadPerson: M. Margarida Oliveira

The current version of the data in this database is 35b6c4c. Database dumps can be downloaded here.

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