Welcome to CerealsDB

The CerealsDB (Cereals Data Base) web-site was created and is maintained by members of the Functional Genomics Group at the University of Bristol. The site provides a range of facilities for the study of the wheat genome.

How to cite us

If you use information gathered from this site in any publications, please cite the following paper:

Wilkinson, P.A., Winfield, M.O., Barker, G.L.A., Allen, A.M., Burridge, A, Coghill, J.A., Burridge, A. and Edwards, K.J. 2012. CerealsDB 2.0: an integrated resource for plant breeders and scientists. BMC Bioinformatics 13: 219.

KASP probes based on SNPs in wheat

We have optimised KASP technology to develop a SNPs database for wheat: KASP technology facilitates high throughput array based detection of sequence polymorhpisms. We are currently investigating other platforms for SNP genotyping; e.g., TaqMan and iSelect.

Affymetrix 820K SNP Array

Along with researchers at Affymetrix, we have developed a '820,000' featured wheat SNP array. The background information for all these SNPs (Affymetrix code, Bristol SNP code and probe sequence containing the SNP ambiguity code) can be downloaded here.

Draft genome assembly

A draft wheat genome assembly based on 5x coverage of 454 reads can be BLAST searched. Alternatively, the raw 454 reads may be searched using the same link.

Downloadable genome sequence reads

Over 85 gigabases of genomic 454 sequences (equivalent to 5x genome coverage) of Chinese Spring is available to be downloaded.

These publicly funded resources are available for the scientific community as an 'on line' searchable database.

Based at the University of Bristol with support from BBSRC. BBSRC icon Bristol icon

Maintained by Gary Barker and Mark Winfield.