POPcorn is in the process of being integrated into the new MaizeGDB
website. This is expected to be completed by March, 2013.
Work on POPcorn began in February of 2009. Prior to being integratd
into the MaizeGDB website, it was be released in
three phases over two years.
Provide a searchable database of maize projects and resources.
Completed in April 2009. Data is updated monthly and information
about new projects can be submitted.
Provide tools for sequence-based searching of participating maize
projects and resources.
– Released in April, 2010. Improvements and additional
functionality updated multiple times a year.
– The POPcorn BLAST utility became the main MaizeGDB.org BLAST
utility in fall 2011.
– CViT (Chromosome Viewing Tool) has been re-developed for use
in MaizeGDB.org and POPcorn for visualizing data.
Provide tools and processes to enable projects to transition
their data to MaizeGDB when the projects are complete.
ZeAlign is available
for aligning sequence on the
–POPcorn is being integrated more fully into the redesigned
MaizeGDB.org website with the initial release at the 2013 Maize
– Although the POPcorn project has official ended, we will
continue to add datasets as community interest and availablity of
POPcorn is funded by NSF, award
with in-kind contributions from USDA-ARS.