Germinate is an open source plant database infrastructure and application programming platform on which complex data from genetic resource collections can be stored, queried and visualized using common, reusable, programming components. Germinate utilises modern web and database standards to provide a common architecture and high performance web-based user interface and analytics functionality across a wide variety of data types including: passport, phenotypic, field trial, pedigree, genetic, climatic, geographic location data as well as user-submitted annotations. In addition, it provides links to an expanding variety of external visualization and analysis tools such as Helium for pedigree visualization, Flapjack for graphical genotyping and CurlyWhirly for 3D coordinate data.
The single point of access for all background data on genetic resources collections that Germinate implements, provides a valuable digital curation resource as well as offering essential continuity on how new data is recorded and presented to researchers and breeders which brings focus and facilitates community building into research communities.
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Interactive Demo Instance
If you want to explore Germinate and try out all the features, have a play about with our demo database.
Please consult the Wiki for a variety of options to download and run Germinate yourself.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please send us an email on email@example.com or post an issue.
The Germinate Team gratefully acknowledges support by the following organizations who have generously provided us with open source licenses for their software products:
We use Crowdin to manage Germinate's translations.