TropGeneDB: an information system for tropical crops
TropGeneDB is an information system initially developed by CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development) to manage various kinds of data on tropical crops. It is a Web application based on MySQL databases (one per crop) that can be queried using Java customizable interfaces automatically generated to fit the databases contents.
TropGeneDB can record crop information on:
See User Interface Documentation.
The TropGeneDB project  was initiated by P. Lagoda and L.M. Raboin in 1996 using the DBMS ACEDB but the databases were later migrated to the MySQL DBMS in order to follow the evolution of the computer technology .
Data on the following 11 crops are currently recorded in TropGeneDB: banana, breadfruit, citrus, cocoa, coconut, coffee, cotton, oil palm, rice, rubber
tree, sugarcane. All the data in TropGeneDB are public and generally linked to published scientific papers. Links to the GMOD CMAP viewer (the Comparative Map Viewer) have been integrated.
Ruiz M, Rouard M, Raboin LM, Lartaud M, Lagoda P, Courtois B., (2004) TropGENE-DB, a multi-tropical crop information system,
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