MaizeGDB: The Maize Genetics and Genomics Database

Methods Mol Biol. 2016;1374:187-202. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3167-5_9.


MaizeGDB is the community database for biological information about the crop plant Zea mays. Genomic, genetic, sequence, gene product, functional characterization, literature reference, and person/organization contact information are among the datatypes stored at MaizeGDB. At the project's website ( ) are custom interfaces enabling researchers to browse data and to seek out specific information matching explicit search criteria. In addition, pre-compiled reports are made available for particular types of data and bulletin boards are provided to facilitate communication and coordination among members of the community of maize geneticists.

Keywords: Database; Genetics; Genome; Genomics; Maize; Model organism database.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Genomics / methods*
  • Web Browser
  • Zea mays / genetics*