The OzBarley G2P data asset will provide the basis for further research and gene discovery. Since the generation and genotyping of a population, a large financial and time commitment for researchers and plant breeders will be completed, they will be able to focus on studying their trait of interest.

“This project will bring together complementary but disparate datasets to create an enhanced asset for the assessment of crop genomes, and the corresponding variability in trait expression with relation to the environment,” Sarah Richmond, General Manager of the Science Program at Bioplatforms Australia said. “Together, this will allow researchers, breeders, bioinformaticians and machine learning experts to work together and push the limits of current research approaches.”

The OzBarley project received investment from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) which is funded by NCRIS (The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy).
OzBarley will aim to meet FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) data standards for the collections within OzBarley.

View the original article Here