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posted on 2023-11-30, 08:06 authored by Ricebase

Ricebase ( is an integrative genomic database for rice (Oryza sativa) with an emphasis on combining datasets in a way that maintains the key links between past and current genetic studies. Ricebase includes DNA sequence data, gene annotations, nucleotide variation data and molecular marker fragment size data. Rice research has benefited from early adoption and extensive use of simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers; however, the majority of rice SSR markers were developed prior to the latest rice pseudomolecule assembly. Interpretation of new research using SNPs in the context of literature citing SSRs requires a common coordinate system. A new pipeline, using a stepwise relaxation of stringency, was used to map SSR primers onto the latest rice pseudomolecule assembly. The SSR markers and experimentally assayed amplicon sizes are presented in a relational database with a web-based front end, and are available as a track loaded in a genome browser with links connecting the browser and database. The combined capabilities of Ricebase link genetic markers, genome context, allele states across rice germplasm and potentially user curated phenotypic interpretations as a community resource for genetic discovery and breeding in rice.

Resources in this dataset:

  • Resource Title: Ricebase.

    File Name: Web Page, url:

    Ricebase: a breeding and genetics platform for rice, integrating individual molecular markers, pedigrees and whole-genome-based data


Agricultural Research Service,


Data contact name

Edwards, Jeremy

Data contact email


Boyce Thompson Institute


  • Not specified

ISO Topic Category

  • biota

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

rice; Oryza sativa; data collection; DNA; nucleotide sequences; microsatellite repeats; single nucleotide polymorphism; databases; genetic markers; alleles; germplasm; phenotype; breeding; genetic databases

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:18 - Agricultural Research Service

OMB Program Code

  • 005:040 - National Research

ARS National Program Number

  • 301

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

Ricebase (2017). Ricebase. Boyce Thompson Institute.

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