Accessing and exploring large-scale genomics data sets remains a significant challenge to
researchers without specialist bioinformatics training.
We present the integrated PlantGenIE.org platform for exploration of Populus, conifer and
Arabidopsis genomics data, which includes expression networks and associated visualization
tools. Standard features of a model organism database are provided, including genome
browsers, gene list annotation, BLAST homology searches and gene information pages.
Community annotation updating is supported via integration of WebApollo.
We have produced an RNA-sequencing (RNA-Seq) expression atlas for Populus tremula
and have integrated these data within the expression tools. An updated version of the
COMPLEX resource for performing comparative plant expression analyses of gene coexpression
network conservation between species has also been integrated.
The PlantGenIE.org platform provides intuitive access to large-scale and genome-wide
genomics data from model forest tree species, facilitating both community contributions to
annotation improvement and tools supporting use of the included data resources to inform