A comprehensive database adapted to the maize multi-omics era
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Collection of maize reference genome assemblies, annotations and gene expressions.

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Variations including single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), insertion and deletions (InDels) and structure variations (SVs).

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Collection of maize phenotypes and related genetic locus, including GWAS, eQTL and QTL signals.

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Collection of maize populations and and provides necessary information to understand the population structures.

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Collection of epigenetics information including chromatin interaction, chromatin accessibility, histone modification and DNA methylation

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Gui, S., Yang, L., Li, J., Luo, J., Xu, X., Yuan, J., Chen, L., Li, W., Yang, X., Wu, S., et al. (2020). ZEAMAP, a Comprehensive Database Adapted to the Maize Multi-Omics Era. iScience 23, 101241. Link

Xu, J., Chen, G., Hermanson, P.J., Xu, Q., Sun, C., Chen, W., Kan, Q., Li, M., Crisp, P.A., Yan, J., et al. (2019). Population-level analysis reveals the widespread occurrence and phenotypic consequence of DNA methylation variation not tagged by genetic variation in maize. Genome biology 20, 243. Link

Peng, Y., Xiong, D., Zhao, L., Ouyang, W., Wang, S., Sun, J., Zhang, Q., Guan, P., Xie, L., Li, W., et al. (2019). Chromatin interaction maps reveal genetic regulation for quantitative traits in maize. Nature communications 10, 2632. Link

Li, C., Song, W., Luo, Y., Gao, S., Zhang, R., Shi, Z., Wang, X., Wang, R., Wang, F., Wang, J., et al. (2019). The HuangZaoSi Maize Genome Provides Insights into Genomic Variation and Improvement History of Maize. Molecular Plant 12, 402-409. Link

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