<x-flowed>Software developed for the Maize Mapping Project is available as
open-source utilities, on CD (available from Coe, [Only registered users see links. ]) or
by download from [Only registered users see links. ]. The
utilities were designed to function transposably among laboratories and
among organisms. Particular interest has been shown in the following
specific components among those that are available:
LIMS, the laboratory information management system, provides forms for
entry of multiple types of primer and mapping data with self-checks for
accuracy. It also provides for compilation and exchange of data among
participating laboratories, for project tracking, and for export to
displays in Web-based applications (Sanchez-Villeda et al.,
Bioinformatics 19:2022-2030, 2003).
iMap, the Integrated Map application (see functions at [Only registered users see links. ]) displays genetic maps with
anchored BAC contigs, and accesses all associated data online (Fang et
al., Bioinformatics 19:2105-2111, 2003).
CIMDE, the Community IBM Map Data Entry tool (see functions at [Only registered users see links. ]) provides for online
submission of mapping data by individuals, processing by MapMaker with
prior markers, and return of map locations.