I have been working to develop a plant genome database, Compositdb. The database contains genetic, phenotypic and molecular data for agriculturally important species in the Compositae family. Compositdb currently comprises of four individual databases: Lettdb, Sundb, Lettcv and Sungen. Lettdb and Sundb are ACEDB-type databases. The Lettcv is a MySQL type relational database that incorporates comprehensive phenotypic and genetic data of over 4,500 lettuce cultivars with many search options. Sungen is a relational database, dedicated to sunflower genetic marker data such as SSRs.
Bremiadb contains genetic marker information for downy mildew pathogen, Bremia lactucae.
Web site design and management: I have developed and manage web sites,Compositdb (http://compositdb.ucdavis.edu),Compositae Genome Project (http://compgenomics.ucdavis.edu),Lettuce Genetics Cooperative (http://lgc.ucdavis.edu),Expression Length Polymorphisms (http://elp.ucdavis.edu)and laboratory web sites (http://michelmorelab.ucdavis.edu;http://stclairlab.ucdavis.edu).
Software: Developed computer programs in C for data formatting and to automate data entry into the databases.
Genoplayer: Developed a Java tool with a student assistant for quick analysis of genetic mapping and segregation data for various crosses. Segregation data are combined with information on the location of markers on a genetic linkage map and translated into drawings of the haplotype. The program has several features and options that a researcher can select (manuscript in preparation).
Laboratory Ordering System: I have also developed a laboratory supplies and chemicals ordering system. Users fill out forms and submit online for automated processing. Supplies and chemicals ordered get archived in a MySQL database.