A complimentary Phytozome Workshop is offered to everyone registered for the CROPS conference. 

Monday, June 3, 2019

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama

Phytozome, the Joint Genome Institute’s Plant Genomics Portal, is the home of all post-sequencing analyses of the eight JGI Flagship Plant Genomes, as well as the integration point for comparative analyses of these flagships in the context of other plant genomes produced at the JGI and externally. Phytozome currently hosts over 175 plant genomes and annotations, many of which are significant agricultural species. This workshop will cover the new version 13 of Phytozome, which allows users to build a virtual portal restricted to only the organisms that interest them.

This hands-on workshop will guide users through the data, analyses and tools available in Phytozome 13, and will cover the following:

– Overview of Plant Data Available in Phytozome 13

-CladeCuts: Setting up a virtual Phytozome Portal

– Genomes, Genes and Gene Families in Phytozome 13

– Finding Your Way around Phytozome 13: Browsing and Searching

– Exploring Gene Function with Phytozome 13: Protein Analysis and Classification, Gene Families, Gene Expression

– Saving, Manipulating, Sharing and Downloading Data

By the end of the workshop, participants should be comfortable creating a genome-restricted custom portal, finding genes of interest by keyword, sequence similarity, protein classification, and genomic location; identifying gene homologs and co-expressed genes; pivoting between gene-centric, family-centric and genome-centric views for a given gene; fine tuning the content of data sets for download.

Please bring a laptop in order to actively participate in this workshop.