OryGenesDB 2008 update: database interoperability for functional genomics of rice

Nucleic Acids Res. 2009 Jan;37(Database issue):D992-5. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkn821. Epub 2008 Nov 26.


OryGenesDB (http://orygenesdb.cirad.fr/index.html) is a database developed for rice reverse genetics. OryGenesDB contains FSTs (flanking sequence tags) of various mutagens and functional genomics data, collected from both international insertion collections and the literature. The current release of OryGenesDB contains 171,000 FSTs, and annotations divided among 10 specific categories, totaling 78 annotation layers. Several additional tools have been added to the main interface; these tools enable the user to retrieve FSTs and design probes to analyze insertion lines. The major innovation of OryGenesDB 2008, besides updating the data and tools, is a new tool, Orylink, which was developed to speed up rice functional genomics by taking advantage of the resources developed in two related databases, Oryza Tag Line and GreenPhylDB. Orylink was designed to field complex queries across these three databases and store both the queries and their results in an intuitive manner. Orylink offers a simple and powerful virtual workbench for functional genomics. Alternatively, the Web services developed for Orylink can be used independently of its Web interface, increasing the interoperability between these different bioinformatics applications.

MeSH terms

  • DNA Primers
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Genome, Plant
  • Genomics
  • Mutagenesis, Insertional*
  • Oryza / genetics*
  • Sequence Tagged Sites


  • DNA Primers