PHENOTYPIC TRAITS & QTL
Trait data from field, glasshouse and controlled environment experiments are resource-intensive to generate, and are often poorly collated and integrated between studies. Where the same genotypes have been used (e.g. reference diversity sets), then there is considerable value in combining datasets and carrying out appopriate meta-analysis.
Brassica Trait Ontology (BraTO) hosts trait information to describe brassica crop data. Terms are collected from various projects including OREGIN, RIPR (UK) and RAPSODYN (France) at present, and any other project is welcome to add other trait information. BRaTO development is conducted by Earlham Institute (UK), Southern Cross University (Australia) and INRA (France). Information is available via the Crop Ontology site