The aim of the OzBarley project is to develop a publicly available Genotype-to-Phenotype (G2P) data asset meeting FAIR principles that is specifically designed by, and for, Australian researchers and breeders focusing on barley as an economically important model crop.
Modern cereal breeding and crop improvement rely on genotypic and phenotypic data to identify important genetic regions that drive crop performance such as high yield, salinity, drought or heat tolerance. The OzBarley G2P data asset will provide the basis for the discovery of important genes and will reduce the barrier to entry for future barley funding applications.
Who is this project for?
- Researchers and research organisations
- Plant breeders
- The Australian grains (barley) industry
- Data managers and analysts
What does this project enable?
OzBarley will create a G2P data asset for the assessment of crop genomes, and the corresponding variability in trait expression with relation to the environment. This will allow researchers, breeders, bioinformaticians and machine learning experts to jointly work towards extracting maximum value from the data to support crop improvement.