Project Members:

Mary O'Connor (

Steve Tyerman (

Matt Gilliham (

Helen Attar (

ANDS Contact:

Kerry Levett (

Project Status:

In Progress

CropTIPS (Crop Transport Information, Physiology and Signalling Database)

University of Adelaide

Collaborator(s): Centre of Excellence for Plant Energy Biology

Project Description

We propose to develop a comprehensive knowledgebase (available via a Web portal) on crop membrane transport and signalling systems (Crop Transport information, Physiology and Signalling Database (CropTIPS) classified under each substrate or associated stress, including the gene families for, in the first instance, wheat, barley, rice and maize. Additionally, we will attempt to also connect the information available from physiology and biophysics that identified transport physiology before the transporter genes were identified. Such a system for crop plants would greatly facilitate hypothesis driven research and discovery of new transport systems.

This project builds on the partnership with UWA through the Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, and links to the existing CropPAL database.

Data Type:

Crop transporter protein information