Brachypodium distachyon browser: BdGDB, a genome browser for the model grass species Brachypodium distachyon, is now available, based on the JGI v1.0 8x genome assembly. The assembly displayed comprises 271.15 Mb arranged in 5 pseudochromosomes. Display includes gene models, splice-aligned EST, cDNA, PUT assembly and Arabidopsis and rice predicted proteins (October 30, 2009).
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If you are new to these pages, and particularly if you got here by a surfing accident, Volker Brendel is the Bergdahl Professor of Bioinformatics at Iowa State University. His responsibilities include research and teaching.
The Brendel Group is an energetic, friendly, and grateful team of faculty, staff, and students enjoying the privilege of working together. Our areas of interest span research topics in genome informatics, in particular as related to plant transcriptional control and pre-mRNA splicing, and computational infrastructure (cyberinfrastructure) for genome studies. You can find out more about our research, software development, and Prof. Brendel's teaching following the links on the top navigation bar.
|Brendel Group, June 2009|
|I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
(Sherlock Holmes, in "A Scandal in Bohemia" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
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