Rice Phylogenomics Database:
Determination of gene function is particularly problematic when studying large gene families because redundancy limits the ability to experimentally assess the contributions of individual genes. Phylogenomics is a phylogenetic approach used in comparative genomics to predict the biological functions of members of a large gene families by assessing the similarity among gene products.For this purpose, a large transcrptome dataset obtained from public repositories were procesed and integrated into our phylogenomic database. This integration provides users a convenient platform for visualize and analyze data from diverse context in terms of phylogeney. As of now, we reported the development of phylogenomics databases for 1,508 rice kinases (Rice Kinase Database, RKD) and 769 glycosyltransferases ( Rice Glycosyltransferase Database, RGTD) (Dardick et al, 2007 Plant Physiology; Cao et al., 2008 Molecular plant; Cao et al, Bioenergy Research). Recently, we updated Rice Kinase Database to version 7 of MSU rice genome annotation. In this version, changes were made to modify the view and strengthen phylogenomic analysis.