About

What is the Cool Season Food Legume Genome Database?

The Cool Season Food Legume Crop Database (CSFL) is being developed by the Main Bioinformatics Laboratory at Washington State University in collaboration with the ARS USDA Grain Legume Genetics and Physiology Research Unit, the ARS USDA Plant Germplasm Introduction and Testing Unit, the USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council, Northern Pulse Growers and allied scientists in the US and across the world,  to serve as a resource for Genomics-Assisted Breeding (GAB). GAB offers tools to identify genes related to traits of interest among other methods to optimize plant breeding efficiency and research, by providing relevant genomic, genetic and breeding information and analysis. Therefore, tools such as JBrowse and CMap can be found in this database, as well as key resources to provide the access to the annotation of available transcriptome data, helping cool season food legume breeders and researchers to succeed in their programs.

Why do we need a Cool Season Food Legume Genome Database?

Although there is wealth of legume genetic research information in North America and throughout the world, there is still a need for a system that can organize, filter and provide analysis on the available research to be directly applied in breeding programs. The idea of creating this database emerged from several group discussions, in which USDA scientists, legume breeders, data curators, university professors and bioinformaticians started working on the publicly available genetic and genomic information to make it available for practical use in breeding programs.

The CSFL Team

Dr. Dorrie Main

Principal Investigator

Dr. Sook Jung

Co-Principal Investigator 

Dr. Clare Coyne

Co-Prinicpal Investigator

Dr. Rebecca McGee

Co-Prinicpal Investigator

Dr. Jodi Humann

Research Associate

Dr. Ping Zheng

Research Associate

Dr. Jing Yu

Research Associate

             

Chun-Huai Cheng

Developer

Taein Lee

Developer

Katheryn Buble

Developer

Heidi Hough

Database
Administrator

Morgan Frank

Undergraduate
Data Curator

Deah McGaughey

Undergraduate
Data Curator

Kristin Scott

Undergraduate
Data Curator

CSFL Usage (tracked by Google Analytics)

Year Number of Sessions Number of users Number of countries Number of pageviews
2016 4,991 3,134 116 24,958
2015 4,618 2,830 113 20,204
2014 3,955 2,935 124 11,920
2013 4,970 3,713 119 13,677
2012 3,523 2,273 101 11,009
2011 3,561 1,392 98 28,094