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  1. Vol. 45 No. 6, p. 2269-2272
    Received: Nov 30, 2004

    * Corresponding author(s): tinkerna@agr.gc.ca
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A Curated Internet Database of Oat Pedigrees

  1. Nicholas A. Tinker * and
  2. Jitka K. Deyl
  1. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Bldg. 20, C.E. Farm, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0C6, Canada


Plant pedigree data are valuable for crop improvement and for genetic studies. We describe the development of an extensive, internationally relevant database of oat (Avena sativa L.) pedigrees. The database contains documented records of oat varieties and breeding lines, their ancestors, and various names that have been applied to them. The database is searchable through a simple interface located at http://avena.agr.gc.ca; verified 13 June 2005. This interface allows keyword searches for variety names and creates diagrams showing known ancestors or descendants of any variety.

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