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  • January 5, 2023
    Empowering with genomics: DivSeek Hubs deliver workshop series for Latin American germplasm bank community

    Corresponding authors: Carolina Sansaloni, César Petroli, and Sarah Hearne, CIMMYT. Two of DivSeek International Network’s Hubs recently joined forces to deliver a workshop series on the use of genomics and digital tools for the conservation and use of genetic resources for food and agriculture. The workshop series is a joint effort between our Regional Hub […]

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  • January 4, 2023
    Germinate Hub expands utility for visualizing breeding data through time and space

    Corresponding authors: Paul Shaw and Sebastian Raubach, James Hutton Institute, Dundee, Scotland. Germinate is an open-source software platform that allows users to build, share and explore plant genetic resource databases. The power of Germinate lies in its flexibility – offering facilities to store both standard collection information and passport data, along with more advanced data […]

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  • January 4, 2023
    Where global policy meets interoperability: the thorny issue of digital sequence information

    Corresponding author: Pankaj Jaiswal, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA. In October last year, a team of experts from FAO, CGIAR and Oregon State University published an Open Access book chapter titled ‘Digital Sequence Information and Plant Genetic Resources: Global Policy Meet Interoperability.’ The chapter appears in ‘Towards Responsible Plant Data Linkage: Data Challenges for […]

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  • November 16, 2022
    Missed the Harlan IV symposium? Get our workshop resources here

    Recently, the fourth international Harlan symposium was held in Brisbane, Australia. The symposium ran alongside TropAg, a conference on tropical and subtropical agriculture. The Harlan symposia are dedicated to the origins of agriculture and the domestication, evolution, and utilization of genetic resources. They are named in honour of Jack R Harlan, an American botanist and […]

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  • October 31, 2022
    From Genome to Phenome: how AG2PI is building bridges between kingdoms

    Written in collaboration with Carol Brown, AG2PI Communications Coordinator When it comes to tackling problems as complex and urgent as securing global food security, our research communities have no choice but to become more interdisciplinary. Let’s take genome-to-phenome (G2P) science, for example. Understanding how the physical properties of a crop connect back to its genetic […]

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  • October 12, 2022
    Meet Tripal, an open toolkit for building biological databases

    Written by Lacey Sanderson, University of Saskatchewan for publication in DivSeek Connect, Issue 3. Tripal is a toolkit for developing web data portals focused on supporting open-science by helping researchers build sites for community engagement, distributing scientific data and providing domain-specific tools for analysis. Tripal serves the needs of a diverse community with one core […]

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