Agricultural Biotechnology, Plant Genetics, and Plant Breeding

BioProcess Algae Field Engineer at the BioProcess Algae facility of the Green Plains Renewable Energy (GPRE), Inc

Agricultural Biotechnology
United States Department of Agriculture.
Explains the role of USDA in assuring that biotechnology plants and products derived from these plants are safe to be grown and used in the United States.

National Program 301: Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement National Program
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
Supplies genetic, genomic, and bioinformatic tools, information, and genetic resources to enhance American agricultural productivity and ensure a high quality, safe supply of food, fiber, feed, ornamentals, and industrial products

Plants Database
USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Compiles plant names, photo gallery, fact sheets, cultural use, noxious and invasive plants, threatened and endangered plants, wetland plants, and software. Supports standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

National Plant Germplasm System
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
Presents nomenclature, classification, distribution, references, and economic impacts for over 40,000 accessions of USDA's National Plant Germplasm System.

GrainGenes: A Database for Triticeae and Avena
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
Provides access to database of molecular and phenotypic information on wheat, barley, rye, triticale and oats.

Maize Genetics and Genomics Database
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
Supplies information on traits, phenotypes, genotypes and other related data for maize.

Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the U.S.
USDA. Economic Research Service.
Summarizes the extent of adoption (2000-2013) of genetically engineered herbicide tolerant soybeans and cotton and insect-resistant cotton and corn by State.

Plant Variety Protection Office
USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.
Issues certificates and administers resources for application requirements, services and fees, forms, and public access databases related to the Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA).

Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics
USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Highlights plant genetics initiatives, projects, and funding programs of NIFA.

National Center for Biotechnology Information
DHHS. NLM. National Center for Biotechnology Information.
Advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.

Information Systems for Biotechnology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Combines the development, testing, and regulatory review of genetically modified plants, animals, and microorganisms within the U.S. and abroad.

TreeBASE
State University of New York. University of Buffalo.
Provides access to a relational database of phylogenetic information, stores phylogenetic trees and the data matrices, and includes bibliographic information on phylogenetic studies.

The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR)
Carnegie Institution of Washington. Plant Biology; National Center for Genome Resources.
Examines information about the genetics of Arabidopsis thaliana, a widely used model plant, including a searchable relational database of genes, proteins, genetic markers, germplasm, microarrays, lab protocols, news, etc.

Dendrome: A Forest Tree Genome Database
University of California Davis. Environmental Horticulture.
Provides access to a genome database which includes genetic map, DNA sequence, germplasm and other related information for a large number of forest tree species.

Bioversity International
Bioversity International.
Dedicated to the conservation and use of biodiversity. Allows browsing for information on plants and animals, biodiversity themes, and regions.