PLAZA 4.0 : an integrative resource for functional, evolutionary and comparative plant genomics

Show simple item record Van Bel, Michiel Diels, Tim Vancaester, Emmelien Kreft, Lukasz Botzki, Alexander Van de Peer, Yves Coppens, Frederik Vandepoele, Klaas 2018-02-08T05:41:37Z 2018-02-08T05:41:37Z 2018
dc.description Supplementary Data are available at NAR Online. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract PLAZA ( is a plant-oriented online resource for comparative, evolutionary and functional genomics. The PLAZA platform consists of multiple independent instances focusing on different plant clades, while also providing access to a consistent set of reference species. Each PLAZA instance contains structural and functional gene annotations, gene family data and phylogenetic trees and detailed gene colinearity information. A user-friendly web interface makes the necessary tools and visualizations accessible, specific for each data type. Here we present PLAZA 4.0, the latest iteration of the PLAZA framework. This version consists of two new instances (Dicots 4.0 and Monocots 4.0) providing a large increase in newly available species, and offers access to updated and newly implemented tools and visualizations, helping users with the ever-increasing demands for complex and in-depth analyzes. The total number of species across both instances nearly doubles from 37 species in PLAZA 3.0 to 71 species in PLAZA 4.0, with a much broader coverage of crop species (e.g. wheat, palm oil) and species of evolutionary interest (e.g. spruce, Marchantia). The new PLAZA instances can also be accessed by a programming interface through a RESTful web service, thus allowing bioinformaticians to optimally leverage the power of the PLAZA platform. en_ZA
dc.description.department Genetics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship ELIXIR-EXCELERATE (European Commission within the Research Infrastructures program of Horizon 2020) [676559 to F.C.]; Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO) and Hermesfonds for ELIXIR Belgium [AH.2017.051,IO 17001306 to T.D.]. Funding for open access charge: VIB; Ghent University. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Van Bel, M., Diels, T., Vancaester, E. et al. 2018, 'PLAZA 4.0 : an integrative resource for functional, evolutionary and comparative plant genomics', Nucleic Acids Research, vol. 46, pp. D1190–D1196. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0305-1048 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1362-4962 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1093/nar/gkx1002
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_ZA
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2017. Published by Oxford University Press. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial Works License (CC BY-NC 3.0). en_ZA
dc.subject PLAZA en_ZA
dc.subject Wheat en_ZA
dc.subject Palm oil en_ZA
dc.subject Application programming interface en_ZA
dc.subject Bioinformatics en_ZA
dc.subject Comparative gene mapping en_ZA
dc.subject Conceptual framework en_ZA
dc.subject Data processing en_ZA
dc.subject Gene function en_ZA
dc.subject Genetic conservation en_ZA
dc.subject Marchantia en_ZA
dc.subject Nonhuman en_ZA
dc.subject Online system en_ZA
dc.subject Phylogeny en_ZA
dc.subject Plant genome en_ZA
dc.title PLAZA 4.0 : an integrative resource for functional, evolutionary and comparative plant genomics en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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