The Genomics, Genetics and Breeding Resource for Citrus

A collaboration of tree fruit breeders, genomicists,
bioinformaticians, stakeholders, and extension educators

An Orange Tree

Welcome to the Citrus Genome Database

Funded through the 2009 USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative project, tree fruit Genome Database Resources (tfGDR), the Citrus Genome Database will house the genomics, genetics and breeding data for orange, grapefruit, mandarin, tangerine, lemon, lime, pummelo and other related species from the Rutaceae (citrus) family. In Citrus, fundamental genomic tools include linkage maps, BAC libraries, physical maps, EST libraries, microarray platforms, and whole genome sequencing of sweet orange (heterozygous diploid) and mandarin (haploid). To facilitate efficient application in molecular breeding programs we will integrate large scale sequences, genetic markers and trait loci with diversity data, assign controlled vocabularies to the datasets and develop breeder interface tools. In collaboration with the Citrus community, this database will be developed at Washington State University (Dorrie Main), the University of Florida (Fred Gmitter), Clemson University (Albert Abbott) and the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research (Lukas Mueller).

Updates will be made available via this website, to keep informed check back regularly or join Citrus Genome Database mailing list. If you have any questions, feedback or problems, please contact us through the contact link on the navigation bar.