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PLAZA survey May 2010 (posted by Michiel Van Bel)
We are currently working on the second release of the PLAZA platform and are requesting PLAZA users for feedback related to the data, available tools and documentation. We would like to invite you to take a short survey here .
Plant Cell Publication February 2010 (posted by Sebastian Proost)
The PLAZA paper has been published in Plant Cell (issue December 2009).

For more details check http://www.plantcell.org/cgi/content/abstract/21/12/3718
Update Workbench functions November 2009 (posted by Michiel Van Bel)
New features:
  • Increased the number of workbench experiments per user from 10 to 30
  • Advanced gene selection functionality: convert gene subsets (based on GO, InterPro, species or gene family) into a new workbench experiment
  • Update GO enrichment statistics

Other suggestions? Do not hesitate to contact us!
Genome Browser AnnoJ August 2009 (posted by Klaas Vandepoele)
AnnoJ has been integrated as PLAZA's Genome Browser. Currently all gene models together with a DNA sequence track are available.
Workbench activated August 2009 (posted by Michiel Van Bel)
We have developed a Workbench where for user-defined gene sets different genome statistics can be calculated. For genes sets saved by the user detailed information about functional annotations, associated gene families, block and tandem gene duplicates, and gene structure is provided. The GO enrichment tool makes it possible to determine if a user-defined gene set is over-represented for one or more GO terms. Please check the Help >> Tutorial section for more details.
Tutorials May 2009 (posted by Sebastian Proost)
Several tutorials have been added to show how the different functions of the PLAZA platform can be accessed.
The introduction covers some basics like how to find genes you're interested in. The other tutorials cover more complex topics : Gene family evolution, Genome evolution, Functional annotation and PLAZA's Workbench.

The tutorials can be found here.
Welcome to PLAZA 1.0 April 2009 (posted by Klaas Vandepoele)
PLAZA 1.0 contains the nuclear and organelle genomes of nine species within the Viridiplantae kingdom: the four eudicots Arabidopsis thaliana, Carica papaya (papaya), Populus trichocarpa (poplar) and Vitis vinifera (grape), the two monocots Oryza sativa (rice) and Sorghum bicolor, the moss Physcomitrella patens and the green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Ostreococcus lucimarinus. Apart from automatically delineated gene families based on protein clustering, we provide access to >20,000 phylogenetic trees to study gene evolution and a variety of tools to explore genome evolution within and between different species.
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