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Title

TRIPATH: A Biological Genetic and Genomic Database of Three Economically Important Fungal Pathogen of Wheat Rust: Smut: Bunt

 

Authors

Swati Garg, Dinesh Pandey, Gohar Taj, Anshita Goel & Anil Kumar*

 

Affiliation

Department of Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar-263 145 (India)

 

Email

ak_gupta2k@rediffmail.com; *Corresponding author

 

Article Type

Database

Date

Received October 25, 2013; Accepted November 11, 2013; Published July 22, 2014

 

Abstract

Wheat, the major source of vegetable protein in human diet, provides staple food globally for a large proportion of the human population. With higher protein content than other major cereals, wheat has great socio- economic importance. Nonetheless for wheat, three important fungal pathogens i.e. rust, smut and bunt are major cause of significant yield losses throughout the world. Researchers are putting up a strong fight against devastating wheat pathogens, and have made progress in tracking and controlling disease outbreaks from East Africa to South Asia. The aim of the present work hence was to develop a fungal pathogens database dedicated to wheat, gathering information about different pathogen species and linking them to their biological classification, distribution and control. Towards this end, we developed an open access database Tripath: A biological, genetic and genomic database of economically important wheat fungal pathogens rust: smut: bunt. Data collected from peer-reviewed publications and fungal pathogens were added to the customizable database through an extended relational design. The strength of this resource is in providing rapid retrieval of information from large volumes of text at a high degree of accuracy. Database TRIPATH is freely accessible.

 

Availability

http://www.gbpuat-cbsh.ac.in/departments/bi/database/tripath/

 

Keywords

Wheat, Rust, Smut, Bunt, Tripath.

 

Citation

Garg  et al. Bioinformation 10(7): 466-468 (2014)
 

Edited by

P Kangueane

 

ISSN

0973-2063

 

Publisher

Biomedical Informatics

 

License

This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.