Welcome to CottonDB!
The CottonDB project is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the Crop Germplasm Research Unit (CGRU) at College Station, TX and it is coordinated by Dr. Richard G. Percy, in cooperation with Texas A&M University. The database is curated by Dr. Jing Yu of Texas A&M University. Since October 2011, the database has been moved to Washington State University Mainlab servers and in preparation for conversion into CottonGen, A new cotton Tripal type database, funded by Cotton Incorporated and USDA-ARS. Click here to visit CottonGen.
CottonDB is a database that contains genomic, genetic and taxonomic information for cotton (Gossypium spp.). It serves both as an archival database and as a dynamic database which incorporates new data and user resources.
In 1995, CottonDB was initiated as part of a national program to develop plant genome databases for all agricultural commodities. Sponsored by USDA/ARS, it is the first and most extensively used database for cotton worldwide.
CottonDB.org is the new home for the expanded and enhanced version of CottonDB. The database has been enhanced to better serve as a convenient medium for cotton researchers to access large amounts of cotton biological and descriptive data. CottonDB.org also incorporates and will continue to incorporate other convenient visualization tools such as a Comparative Maps (CMap of GMOD), Web Blast Server (of NCBI), FingerPrint Contig Viewer (WebFPC of AGCoL), and Generic Genome Browser (GBrowse of GMOD). Interactions among these tools and with other commonly used public databases (i.e. GenBank, UniProt, PlantGDB, TGI, PubMed, GRIN, PVP, etc.) or other cotton databases (i.e. Cotton Portal and CMD) are also possible. In addition, CottonDB Quick Queries helps users to expedite access onto the most frequently asked queries.
Currently, CottonDB.org contains:
- Genomic markers and nucleotide sequences
- Genes, alleles and gene products
- Taxonomy of the Gossypium genus
- Genetic maps
- Contact information and research interests of colleagues
- Relevant bibliographic citations
For current detailed new data information, go What’s New or Current Activities.
To monitor new data or updates of CottonDB and status of the development of CottonGen, subscribe CottonDB mailing-list**, or go and set CottonDB RSS
**this mailing list will be automatically moved to the CottonGen mailing list when the new database is ready and CottonDB retires.
The CottonDB steering committee comprised of a wide variety of people from the cotton community and beyond. The members were selected due to their broad-based expertise in order to provide an overall guidance to the CottonDB project.
CottonDB is a product of the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture and is maintained as a public resource to serve the cotton research community. It is an open source available to all. Please attribute all information derived from CottonDB to this website by citing “U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service CottonDB at www.cottondb.org.” In addition, some CottonDB pages cite the original author in the Data_source field; these original sources should be included in the citation.