NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 313
Ruiz, M.
CIRAD, TA 40/03, Avenue Agropolis, 34398 Montpellier Cedex 5, France

Database Description

TropGENE DB is a database that manages genetic and genomic information about tropical crops. The database is organised into crop specific modules. Seven modules are presently online (Banana, Cocoa, Coconut, Cotton, Oil Palm, Rice and Sugarcane). Other modules are being developed.

Each module includes data on genetic ressources (agro-morphological data, parentages, allelic diversity), information on molecular markers, genetics maps, result of QTL analyses, data from physical mapping, sequences, genes, as well as corresponding references. TropGENE DB interface has been designed to allow quick consultations as well as complex queries.

Recent Developments

We added links to phenotypic databases: Musa Web Services Platform (see, CocoaGenDB (see The GMOD CMAP viewer (the Comparative Map Viewer) has been integrated into the TropGENE DB information system.


Ruiz M, Rouard M, Raboin LM, Lartaud M, Lagoda P, Courtois B. (2004) TropGENE-DB, a multi-tropical crop information system. Nucleic Acids Res. 32:D364-D367.

Category: Plant databases

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