Welcome to ChromDB
Three types of sequences displays are included in the database: genomic-based
(predominantly plant sequences); transcript-based (EST contigs or cDNAs for plants lacking a sequenced
genome); and NCBI RefSeq sequences for a variety of model animal organisms. The Gene Record Page for
any sequence indicates the type of sequence. Click on the names of the organisms presented below to see examples of
Important Notice for ChromDB Users
Our regular users may have noticed that we are experiencing frequent downtimes for data retrieval and display. We are
sorry for this inconvience and hope you will bear with us as we work to solve problems with an aging server. If you
experience problems, please contact Emerita Professor Carolyn Napoli (firstname.lastname@example.org), and she will try to solve them quickly or
provide you with a status report. Thank you for your patience.
Membership drive for EPIC, a new epigenetics and epigenomics user community.
EPIC, the Epigenomics of Plants International Consortium, is a new initiative supporting the efforts of the international
community studying epigenomics and epigenetics in plants. EPIC is currently funded by a research collaborative network
grant from the NSF. The goal of EPIC is to identify key intellectual questions, potentially transformative methodologies,
training needs, and infrastructure needs of the epigenomics community and then communicate these needs to funding
agencies internationally in order to establish a coordinated plant epigenomics initiative. We invite all individuals
interested in the rapidly expanding fields of epigenetics and epigenomics to join in this effort by becoming a member
of EPIC. After self-registering at the EPIC website (Visit
EPIC), community members will be able
to participate in online surveys and discussion groups that will identify the community's priorities and will shape
the mission of EPIC. In addition to registering, we ask community members to please spread the word about EPIC, urging
friends, colleagues and professional contacts to also register as members of EPIC.
Rob Martienssen, Craig Pikaard, and Doris Wagner