Date of this Version
Poster, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Summer Research Symposium, August 7, 2019.
The database described is at http://sysbio.unl.edu/RGPDB/
Root genes are essential to plants as they dictate factors such as the strength of the plant, reproductivity success, etc. However, in status quo studies on roots genes are simply inefficient. To be more specific, currently there are very few online databases of roots genes and promoters, which essentially deters root gene studies from being successful. To fix this problem, our lab constructed and coded an online database that contains information about the roots of maize, soybean, and sorghum. We collected 1200 root genes and assessed the strength and success of a given gene. This online database of these crops contains other information such as the currently existing publication of a given gene (PubMedIDS), the homologues or other wise known as the gene sequence of a gene, and the ortholog of gene. This database is on a SQL website at http://sysbio.unl.edu/RGPDB/ . We must also understand the importance of Root Gene Promoters. Gene Promoters are a region of DNA that control the process of transcription within a given gene. Gene Promoters are important to understand because from those we garner the process by how gene sequences change.