Sharing mutants and experimental information prepublication using FgMutantDb (https//

Thomas T. Baldwin, Evelina Basenko, Omar Harb, Neil A. Brown, Martin Urban, Kim E. Hammond-Kosack, Phil P. Bregitzer

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There is no comprehensive storage for generated mutants of Fusarium graminearum or data associated with these mutants. Instead, researchers relied on several independent and non-integrated databases. FgMutantDb was designed as a simple spreadsheet that is accessible globally on the web that will function as a centralized source of information on F. graminearum mutants. FgMutantDb aids in the maintenance and sharing of mutants within a research community. It will serve also as a platform for disseminating prepublication results as well as negative results that often go unreported. Additionally, the highly curated information on mutants in FgMutantDb will be shared with other databases (FungiDB, Ensembl, PhytoPath, and PHI-base) through updating reports. Here we describe the creation and potential usefulness of FgMutantDb to the F. graminearum research community, and provide a tutorial on its use. This type of database could be easily emulated for other fungal species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-93
Number of pages4
JournalFungal Genetics and Biology
Early online date3 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018


  • Collection
  • Crowd-sourcing
  • Curation
  • Database
  • Ensembl
  • Filamentous fungi
  • FungiDB
  • Fusarium graminearum
  • Mutants
  • PHI-base
  • PhytoPath

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Genetics


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