Information resources for functional genomics studies in Brachypodium distachyon

Keiichi Mochida, Kazuo Shinozaki

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Online tools and databases play an essential role in the promotion of functional genomics studies. Several resources for information regarding Brachypodium distachyon (Brachypodium) are available on the Web. In this chapter, we focus on recently published resources for Brachypodium research. The website ( is an information portal that provides links to various genomic resources regarding Brachypodium, including genome annotation and re-sequencing datasets of accessions. RIKEN Full-length cDNA Database (RBFLDB, is a web-accessible database that provides information of Brachypodium full-length cDNAs (FLcDNAs) collected in RIKEN and updated gene structures of Brachypodium based on the FLcDNA sequences as well as results of comparative analyses with available sequence resources for Triticeae crops, wheat, and barley. We introduce the functionalities and availability of these important information resources. Furthermore, we also present brief descriptions of useful online tools that facilitate Brachypodium functional genomics studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Brachypodium
  • Database
  • Full-length cDNA
  • Genome annotation
  • Online tools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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