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Title PRGdb 2.0: towards a community-based database model for the analysis of R-genes in plants

Authors Walter Sanseverino, Antonio Hermoso, Raffaella D'Alessandro, Anna Vlasova, Giuseppe Andolfo, Luigi Frusciante, Ernesto Lowy, Guglielmo Roma, Maria Raffaella Ercolano
Date 2013-1

Publisher Nucleic Acids Research
DOI 10.1093/nar/gks1183
Tag Databases, Genetic, Disease Resistance, Genes, Plant, Genome, Plant, Internet, Models, Genetic

The Plant Resistance Genes database (PRGdb; is a comprehensive resource on resistance genes (R-genes), a major class of genes in plant genomes that convey disease resistance against pathogens. Initiated in 2009, the database has grown more than 6-fold to recently include annotation derived from recent plant genome sequencing projects. Release 2.0 currently hosts useful biological information on a set of 112 known and 104 310 putative R-genes present in 233 plant species and conferring resistance to 122 different pathogens. Moreover, the website has been completely redesigned with the implementation of Semantic MediaWiki technologies, which makes our repository freely accessed and easily edited by any scientists. To this purpose, we encourage plant biologist experts to join our annotation effort and share their knowledge on resistance-gene biology with the rest of the scientific community.

Annotation The Plant Resistance Genes database, PRGdb, is a comprehensive resource on pathogen resistance genes (R-genes) in plants. Initiated in 2009, it currently provides data on 112 known and 104,310 putative R-genes in 233 plant species and conferring resistance to 122 pathogens. The BioCore re-designed the database website using the Semantic MediaWiki technologies.
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