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Building the Genesys Catalog of Phenotypic Datasets

Start date: 1 January 2017
End date: 31 July 2018

The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) works on vegetable research and development to alleviate global poverty and malnutrition. WorldVeg conducts vegetable breeding activities and maintains a large public domain vegetable germplasm collection. WorldVeg is a partner in the project coordinated by the Global Crop Diversity Trust.

WorldVeg will be especially involved in three outputs of the project:

  • Output 3 – development of query tools and user interfaces
  • Output 4 – making pilot datasets available in the catalog, and
  • Output 5 – preparing datasets and procedures for data publication

WorldVeg will work on five morphological characterization datasets and one resistance evaluation dataset. Three pilot datasets were selected as they represent significant information relevant for breeding and other research; also, they in different ways can be used to test the data publication process. During the project WorldVeg will establish a procedure so that published data on germplasm from the WorldVeg genebank is made available and shared with the project under the Genesys Catalog framework for reference and archiving.


The Global Crop Diversity Trust (Crop Trust)

World Vegetable Center

Svein Øivind Solberg, Genebank Manager (Principal Investigator)
Sophie Yu-yu Chou, Database Manager (tomato pilot dataset)
Mohamed Rakha, Plant Breeder (resistance evaluation pilot dataset)
David Tien-hor Wu, Research Assistant (amaranth and cleome pilot datasets)
Miao-rong Yan, Curator of Soybean (soybean pilot dataset)
Jessica Ching-huan Chang, Curator of Legume Crops (Vigna pilot dataset)