- RAP-DB has reopened with a new design!
- We have updated CGSNL annotation and manual curation data (see update_2014-03-05.txt).
- Chromosome sequences of the aus rice cultivar 'Kasalath' are available at Download site.
- We have updated the annotation (see update_2013-04-24.txt).
- We have updated CGSNL annotation and manual curation data (see update_2013-03-19.txt).
- New RAP-DB and related papers have been published!! When using the data obtained from the RAP-DB, kindly acknowledge the RAP project contribution by citing the following papers:
- 1. Sakai, H., et al. "Rice Annotation Project Database (RAP-DB): An integrative and interactive database for rice genomics"
- 2. Kawahara, Y., et al. "Improvement of the Oryza sativa Nipponbare reference genome using next generation sequence and optical map data"
was conceptualized in 2004 upon the completion of the Oryza sativa ssp. japonica cv. Nipponbare genome sequencing by the International Rice Genome Sequencing Project with the aim of providing the scientific community with an accurate and timely annotation of the rice genome sequence. One of the major objectives of this project is to facilitate a comprehensive analysis of the genome structure and function of rice on the basis of the annotation.
Here we provide our updated annotation using the Os-Nipponbare-Reference-IRGSP-1.0 (IRGSP-1.0), a new genome assembly constructed as a joint collaboration of RAP and the MSU Rice Genome Annotation Project. The IRGSP sequences were re-examined using ~44X coverage sequence reads obtained by next-generation sequencers, so that many sequencing errors have been thoroughly corrected. In the present era of massive genome sequencing, the high-quality reference sequence of the rice genome will be more valuable to meet the demands of biodiversity studies and to enhance our understanding of major cereal crops.