How to Cite MaizeGDB

Why cite MaizeGDB?

One of the ways we are able to demonstrate that MaizeGDB is a useful resource is by tracking references to MaizeGDB in the literature. If you wish to make reference to the project, placing a link within the paper (e.g., is not enough! Although we appreciate the inclusion of any reference to MaizeGDB in your publications, we cannot track these sorts of references. Instead, please use the following as a guide to citing MaizeGDB within your publications.

If you are seeking a reference for MaizeGDB, we suggest one of the following:

General Usage

Andorf CM, Cannon EK, Portwood JL, Gardiner JM, Harper LC, Schaeffer ML, Braun BL, Campbell DA, Vinnakota AG, Sribalusu VV, Huerta M, Cho KT, Wimalanathan K, Richter JD, Mauch ED, Rao BS, Birkett SM, Sen TZ, Lawrence-Dill CJ. MaizeGDB update: new tools, data and interface for the maize model organism database. Nucleic Acids Res. 2016 Jan 4;44(D1):D1195-201. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkv1007. Epub 2015 Oct 1. Full Text

Sen, TZ, Andorf, CM, Schaeffer, ML, Harper, LC, Sparks, ME, Duvick, J, Brendel, VP, Cannon, E, Campbell, DA, Lawrence, CJ. (2009) MaizeGDB becomes 'sequence-centric' Database. 2009:Vol. 2009:bap020. Full Text

Lawrence, CJ, Harper, LC, Schaeffer, ML, Sen, TZ, Seigfried, TE, Campbell, DA. (2008) MaizeGDB: The Maize Model Organism Database for Basic, Translational, and Applied Research. Int J Plant Genomics. 2008:496957. Full Text

Lawrence, CJ, Schaeffer, ML, Seigfried, TE, Campbell, DA, and Harper, LC. (2007) MaizeGDB's new data types, resources and activities. Nucleic Acids Research 35:D895-900. Full Text

Lawrence, CJ, Seigfried, TE, and Brendel, V. (2005) The Maize Genetics and Genomics Database. The community resource for access to diverse maize data. Plant Physiology 138:55-58. Full Text

Lawrence, CJ, Dong, Q, Polacco, ML, Seigfried, TE, and Brendel, V. (2004) MaizeGDB, the community database for maize genetics and genomics. Nucleic Acids Research 32:D393-D397. Full Text

Genome Browser

Sen, TZ, Harper, LC, Schaeffer, ML, Andorf, CM, Seigfried, T., Campbell, DA, Lawrence, CJ. (2010) Choosing a genome browser for a Model Organism Database: surveying the Maize community. Database 2010:baq007 Full Text


Marcela K. Monaco, Taner Z. Sen, Palitha D. Dharmawardhana, Liya Ren, Mary Schaeffer, Sushma Naithani, Vindhya Amarasinghe, Jim Thomason, Lisa Harper, Jack Gardiner, Ethalinda K.S. Cannon, Carolyn J. Lawrence, Doreen Ware, and Pankaj Jaiswal. Maize Metabolic Network Construction and Transcriptome Analysis. The Plant Genome DOI: 10.3835/plantgenome2012.09.0025. Full Text

Locus Lookup

Andorf, CM, Lawrence, CJ, Harper, LC, Schaeffer, ML, Campbell, DA, Sen, TZ. (2010) The Locus Lookup tool at MaizeGDB: identification of genomic regions in maize by integrating sequence information with physical and genetic maps Bioinformatics. 2010 26: 434-436. Full Text

Search by Sequence

Cannon EK, Birkett SM, Braun BL, Kodavali S, Jennewein DM, Yilmaz A, Antonescu V, Antonescu C, Harper LC, Gardiner JM, Scaeffer ML, Campbell DA, Andorf CM, Andorf D, Lisch D, Koch KE, McCarty DR, Quackenbush J, Grotewold E, Lushbough CM, Sen TZ, Lawrence CJ. (2011) POPcorn: An Online Resource Providing Access to Distributed and Diverse Maize Project Data. International Journal of Plant Genomics. 2011. Full Text


Schaeffer ML, Harper LC, Gardiner JM, Andorf CM, Campbell DA, Cannon EK, Sen TZ, Lawrence CJ. (2011) MaizeGDB: curation and outreach go hand-in-hand. Database 2011:bar022. Full Text

Harper LC, Schaeffer ML, Thistle J, Gardiner JM, Andorf CM, Campbell DA, Cannon EK, Braun BL, Birkett SM, Lawrence CJ, Sen TZ. (2011) The MaizeGDB Genome Browser tutorial: one example of database outreach to biologists via video. Database 2011:bar016. Full Text

In accordance with the Columbia Guide to Online Style (Columbia University Press) the basic format for citing electronic publications is:

Author's Last Name, First Initials. (Date) Title of Work. Title of Complete Work. [protocol and address] [path] (date of message or visit).

Specific Example: Citing the MaizeGDB Explanation of Nomenclature and Methods Used by the Cytogenetic Map of Maize Project

Amarillo, F., Koumbaris, G. & Bass, H.W. (2005) An Explanation of Nomenclature and Methods Used by the Cytogenetic Map of Maize Project. MaizeGDB. (22 Jan. 2005).