GoMapMan is an open web-accessible resource for gene functional annotations in the plant sciences. It was developed to facilitate improvement, consolidation and visualization of gene annotations across several plant species.
GoMapMan is based on the plant specific MapMan ontology, organized in the form of a hierarchical tree of biological concepts, which describe gene functions. Currently, genes of the model species Arabidopsis and three crop species (potato, tomato and rice) are included. Within the ontology, genes of the model species Arabidopsis and 3 crop species (potato, tomato and rice) are connected through orthologue groups.
The web interface to the database allows for browsing and searching, and for authorized users curation of gene positions in the ontology. In addition to gene placement in the ontology, genes are linked with several external databases. The data and ontologies can be exported in the formats suitable for direct use with other tools (namely MapMan, GSEA, BioMine or SEGS).
Ramšak Ž, Baebler Š, Rotter A, Korbar M, Mozetič I, Usadel B and Gruden K. (2014). GoMapMan: integration, consolidation and visualization of plant gene annotations within the MapMan ontology. Nucleic Acids Research, 42(D1): D1167-D1175, doi: 10.1093/nar/gkt1056.
GoMapMan was developed by the National Institute of Biology and Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, and partly supported by the Slovenian Research Agency (Grants J4-2228, P2-0103). GoMapMan is released under the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike license.