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10/09/2020 MGIS updates September 2020

MGIS content is constantly enriched to improve documentation of the Musa germplasm, with a focus on the Bioversity International Musa Germplasm Transit Centre (ITC) in Belgium. Eleven new accessions have been added to the ITC collection, among which 7 accessions that were collected during a 16-day in October 2016 on the islands of Bougainville, Buka and Sohano in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea (PNG), report available here. It also includes the first...

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29/11/2019 MGIS new release December 2019

We are continuing to enrich the content of MGIS and add new features not only to better document the Musa germplasm but also to facilitate the data management of data provided by our partners. For the moment, curators can only manage passport data, but soon will be able to manage characterization data.

Last summer we conducted a survey on the MGIS website and we appreciate those who answered our questions. This new website release reflects some of the expectations of our users as expressed in the survey. More information on the survey and its results can be found...

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26/03/2019 MGIS new release March 2019

MGIS content

We are continuing to enrich the content of MGIS as well as adding new features. We have now 29 collections providing data to MGIS for a total of 6424 accessions.

The latest release includes additional Passport Data from new partners who are signatory of the MGIS Data sharing Agreement (DSA). We would like to thank for their confidence in providing their accession information the following:

  • Cuba through the Instituto de Investigaciones de Viandas Tropicales (...
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06/03/2018 MGIS new release March 2018

We are continuing to enrich the content of MGIS as well as adding new features for end users.

The latest release includes additional Passport Data from new partners who are signatory of the MGIS Data sharing Agreement (DSA). We would like to thank Bangladesh through the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Cambodia through the Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and Malaysia through the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (...

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08/02/2018 New version of the genotyping module

The web interface for the management of SNP markers was upgraded with the version 2 of GIGWA. This new interface is faster and should offer a better user experience (https://www.crop-diversity.org/mgis/gigwa).

We thank Guilhem Sempéré (CIRAD) for a fruitful collaboration on this projet.

Please don't hesitate to share any feedback.

The MGIS team

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03/03/2017 MGIS improved and enriched

Based on user feedback and the objective to provide more and better information on Musa Genetic Resources, we are releasing a new version of MGIS.

In the framework of MusaNet, we are happy to announce that 25 of the estimated 60 worldwide Musa collections signed the MGIS Data Sharing Agreement (DSA). This new release offers access to Passport Data provided by ARI (Tanzania), BPI (Philippines),...

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30/11/2016 New release of MGIS

We are please to annonce a new major release of the MGIS website. Among the main new features are a new homepage, a publication module and a module for management of high-throughput genotyping data from Next Generation sequencing data. MGIS is now compliant with the breeding API for machine readable standardized data exchange.

We are also glad that 9 additional collections signed the Data Sharing Agreement and will be providing soon data for the next releases.

Data content: 3697 accessions managed in 12 collections...

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21/12/2015 MGIS embarks new partners' Data PLUS new features

Published on 21/12/2015

Data: 3630 accessions managed in 11 collections

  • 5 additional collections signed the DSA and sent data (CARBAP, CNRA, CRBNARI, NARO) for a total of 1,288 new...
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09/01/2015 The MGIS development team launches a new version

The MGIS development team at Bioversity and its many partners are pleased to publish a new release of MGIS. The purpose of MGIS is to provide the most comprehensive information related to Musa Germplasm accessions maintained in the global in vitro collection at Bioversity's International Transit Centre in Leuven, Belgium.

A critical improvement that needed to be made was to ensure due recognition and acknowledgement of the many and different Data providers on which MGIS depends for data quality and completion. In order to do so, Bioversity, on behalf of MGIS, developed in...

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