Genetic resources information and analytical system (GRIS) for wheat and triticale

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GRIS ( is designed to study the diversity of wheat through analysis of pedigrees, and provides information services for breeding and research programs. The database contains pedigree and genetic allele information on 160,000 genotypes (varieties and breeding lines). All data are accompanied by standardized reference citations.

The author of the GRIS database, Sergey Martynov of Vavilov Research Institute, and programmer of the web application Dmitriy Dobrotvorskyi, recently met in Istanbul with a group of CIMMYT scientists involved in the development of Wheat Atlas, Rust Spore and IWIS-bib, to discuss collaboration on further development of these web-based tools. The key outputs of the meeting were agreements on (1) incorporation of the GRIS search into the Wheat Atlas and (2) further development of web-based modules to broaden the use of GRIS to conduct various genealogical and statistical analyses. Compatibility of GRIS with external statistical software (ANOVA, various algorithms of cluster analysis, etc.) is also considered essential in order to extend the opportunities for use of GRIS.

Thanks go to the CIMMYT-Turkey office, and to Alexei Morgounov in particular for facilitating this meeting.

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Comments (5)

  • Luigi


    Will GRIS link up with the genebank accession data, for example as found in Genesys?


  • Mr. Nguyen Van Kien


    Hi Luigi,
    I am Mr. Kien, work seed genebank of Vietnam. Please consider our participation of GRIS of wheat and triticale. Our genebank also is maintaing the plant germplasm.
    I am looking forward to hearing from you soon
    Best regards,


  • Jeff White


    On 19 July 2012, I tried to access but received a 504 error (504 Gateway Time-out).
    While it is encouraging to read about new initiatives like this, one hopes the system actually works.


  • Barbora Nemcova


    Dear Jeff,

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We’re working on fixing the problem and will let you know when it works.



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