Announcing: the Plant Genome Database CD-ROM

Steve Beckstrom-Sternberg sbeckstr at
Thu May 18 10:07:46 EST 1995

Announcing the availability of the Plant Genome Database CD-ROM, a
compilation of plant genome databases, which have been dumped as text from
their ACEDB versions and marked up with hypertext links.  The data are
browsable from the Sun UNIX X-Windows, PC Windows, and Mac Mosaic hypertext
browsers.  In addition, the genome data have been indexed to allow full-text
Boolean searching for Mac, Sun, Windows, and DOS.  Where images exist, they
have been linked to their respective databases.  Databases include information 
on: Arabidopsis, soybean, Chlamydomonas, small grains (wheat, barley, etc.), 
maize, rice, tomato, potato, pepper, and forest trees. 

Also included, are various related documents:  newsletters for Arabidopsis
(Weeds World), forest trees (Dendrome), rice (The Rice Genetics Newsletter), 
and tomato (Report of the Tomato Genetic Cooperative); plant genome thesauri 
for cytogenetics, morphology, and references; a controlled genetic vocabulary;
and a listing of the Agricultural Genome curators.

The CD-ROM can be obtained by sending e-mail to the Plant Genome Data and
Information Center:

	pgenome at

Comments can be sent to feedback at
Requests for help can be sent to help at

Genome Informatics Group
USDA, National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Blvd.
Beltsville, MD  20705

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