|Gramene Newsletter||Gramene News Archive||Past and Upcoming Outreach|
November 8-11, 2006 Crop Genomics, Trait Analysis and Breeding, Hinxton, UK.
December 4-6, 2006 Data Warehouse Technologies in Bioinformatics, Leucorea, Wittenberg, Germany.
- The Gramene Genome Browser; Visualisation of Annotation on Plant Genomes
January 13-17, 2007 Plant and Animal Genome XV Conference, San Diego, CA, USA.
- Gramene: a community resource for plant comparative genomics
- Gramene demo/workshop
- Posters on Gramene Updates, Biochemical Pathways, Genetic Diversity, Ontologies, and the Species pages.
5-year Average (1999-2003)
|In 2004, the global average consumption of cereals was 1188 calories/day. Rice, maize and wheat have the higest consumption (and therefore production) of the cereals. For more information on cereal production and consumption, see Gramene's Species Pages|
- Ren et al. In plants, highly expressed genes are the least compact. Trends in Genetics, 2006, 22: 528-532. [More Info]
- Rehmeyer, et al. Organization of chromosome ends in the rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae. Nucl. Acids Res. 2006. 34: 4685-4701.
- Buckler et al. Molecular and functional diversity of maize. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. April 2006, 9(2): 172-176. [More Info]
Q. Recently I was pointed to Gramene as a successful example of a biological database. I did not find a description of the data model on your website. Is this information available?A. Gramene's data model has developed rather organically over the years as a result of how we've absorbed various legacy databases (RiceGenes) or developed novel tools (CMap) or incorporated/customized third-party software (Ensembl, EcoCyc, GO) or taken on new datasets (proteins, genes). As such, we really have many fairly distinct "modules" that can be curated independently and which join up through a set of conventions, cross-references, and ontologies. You can go to our FTP site to examine our schemas and get the MySQL dumps of all our databases. Or you can download the latest tarball of our software distribution and inspect the Class::DBI classes we generate from them in the "lib/perl/Gramene/CDBI" directory. The raw schemas are not part of our tarball, which is something I was considering adding for the next release. Keep in mind the number of non-Gramene tools we use, too, when trying to get an idea of all our pieces. You'll have to go get CMap (available at the GMOD Sourceforge site or our FTP), the Ensembl code (see the "README.ensembl" file in our tarball), the Gene Ontology schema (also a SF project), etc.
U.S. rice production in 2006/07 is forecast at 192.3 million cwt, down about 1.0 million cwt from last month. Harvested area remains projected at 2.82 million acres, down 16 percent from a year earlier. The average yield is estimated at 6,811 pounds per acre, down 35 pounds per acre from last month. Long-grain production is projected at 142.9 million cwt, 0.7 million cwt below last month, while combined medium- and short-grain production is estimated at 49.4 million cwt, down 0.3 million cwt. Imports are forecast at a record 18 million cwt, up 0.5 million cwt from revised 2005/06. Domestic and residual use is forecast at 122.8 million cwt, down 2.1 million cwt from last month, but up 3.6 million cwt from revised 2005/06. Total exports are unchanged at 97 million cwt; however, rough rice exports are lowered 2 million cwt to 35 million cwt and combined exports of milled and brown rice are raised 2 million cwt to 62 million cwt (on a rough-equivalent basis). Long- grain exports are lowered 1 million cwt to 75 million cwt, while combined medium- and short-grain exports are raised 1 million cwt to 22 million cwt. Ending stocks of all rice are projected at 33.4 million cwt, 1.6 million cwt above last month. The season-average farm price is projected at $9.00 to $9.50 per cwt, up $0.25 per cwt on each end of the range compared to last month.For more indepth information, see:
Global 2006/07 rice supply and use are little changed from a month ago. World production is lowered slightly primarily because of a decline in Australia (-0.5 million tons), which is nearly offset by an increase for Pakistan (0.4 million tons). Ending stocks are lowered 0.6 million tons from last month to 78.8 million tons due mainly to reductions for China, EU-25, and Egypt.
November 8-11, 2006. Crop Genomics, Trait Analysis and Breeding. Hinxton, UK
December 4-6, 2006. Data Warehouse Technologies in Bioinformatics. Leucorea, Wittenberg, Germany
December 9-13, 2006. ASCB 46th Annual Meeting
Dec 15-17, 2006. International Symposium on Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (ISBB), Bhubaneshwar, India
January 3-7, 2007. Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, Wailea, Maui.
January 11, 2007. Conference in Systems Biology, Bioinformatics and Synthetic Biology. Manchester, UK.
January 13-17, 2007. Plant and Animal Genome XV Conference
January 21-24, 2007. 5th European Conference on Computational Biology, Israel.
January 25-27, 2007. Genis International Conference 2007: "Governing Genomics - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Regulation of the Biosciences. University of Exeter, UK.
February 1-2, 2007. Beneath the Hull: Exploiting the Health-Beneficial properties of the Rice Grain. New Orleans. A rice utilization workshop.
March 23-27, 2007. 2nd International Conference on Plant Molecular Breeding. Sanya City, Hainan, P. R. China. This event will focus on Applied plant genomics and molecular plant breeding in view of the increasing need to use newl molecular approaches and mine novel gene resources. All important aspects of plant molecular breeding and related transgenic ecological risk and intellectual property right (IPR) will be covered in several sessions and satellite workshops.
April 11-13, 2007.5th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation Machine Learning and Data Mining in Bioinformatics. Valencia, Spain.
July 21-25, 2007. 15th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) & 6th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB). Vienna, Austria: July 21-25, 2007
August 13-17, 2007. Computational Systems Bioinformatics, UC San Diego.
January 12-16, 2008. PAG-XVI
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