Australian Wheat

Edwards, David (2014): Australian Wheat. The University of Queensland. Collection.

Project name Australian Wheat
Project description
The project will establish a T3 database for Australian wheat breeding data and host this database at the Australian node of the WheatIS collaboration, a global project to develop an international wheat information system providing open access to data and the bioinformatics tools to analyse it.
Contact name David Edwards
Contact email
Creator name Edwards, David
Creator(s) role Lead Investigator
Dataset name Australian Wheat
Dataset description
Wheat is Australia’s largest grain crop (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2010). Intensive breeding has led to significant increases in yield and productivity. The size and complexity of the wheat genome have limited the application of advanced methods for wheat improvement. Hence, concerted efforts are required to characterise Australian bread wheat to enable the generation of superior genotypes underpinning further crop improvement, productivity and resilience.

A successful model for wheat data management (T3) has been established in the USA and it has been proposed that researchers at UQ who are recognised leaders in producing advanced wheat germplasm establish a similar database for Australian wheat breeding data. The Triticeae Toolbox contains the database for Australian T3 wheat breeding data, and contains SNP, phenotypic, and pedigree data from wheat and barley germplasm. 
Access conditions Open Access
ANZSRC Field of Research (FoR) Code 070303 Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology
060408 Genomics
Related Datasets
WheatIS (
Type of data Various text and binary formats, e.g. xls, xlsx, txt, gff3, sql.
Data Volume 0.15 TB
Language eng
Keyword Wheat
Wheat genotypes
Wheat genome
Wheat phentoypes
Collection type Collection
Publisher The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2014
Copyright notice 2014, The University of Queensland
Additional Notes Wheat Gbrowse databases currently available: Wheat 7AS v0.1, Wheat 7AL_v0.1, Wheat 7BS v0.1, Wheat 7BL v0.1, Wheat 7DS v0.1, Wheat 7DL v0.1. Wheat Gbrowse viewers and search: Wheat 7A v2.0, Wheat 7B_v2.0, Wheat 7D v2.0.

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Created: Wed, 12 Nov 2014, 08:42:43 EST by Belinda Weaver