Biofuel Feedstock Genomics Resource


The Biofuel Feedstock Genomics Resource (BFGR) is a USDA/DOE funded project that provides uniform annotation of gene and transcript assembly sequences for a wide variety of model genome and lignocellulosic biofuel crop species. The bioinformatic tools within BFGR will be of use to researchers who are studying plants that are important for lignocellulosic biofuel production.

Using our search page, annotation for a particular sequence can be found using BLAST alignments, sequence identifiers or functional annotation keywords. Users may also search for sequences in our model genome-based genome browsers. Sequences may also be searched by protein family domains, GO terms or by KEGG pathway membership. Small sequence repeats (SSRs) and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from particular species can be found using our search page.

Currently, sequence data from 54 model genome and lignocellulosic biofuel feedstock species have been analyzed and annotated.


  • We welcome input from researchers. If there is some way in which we can improve this resource, we would like to hear from you. Please use the comment form on our contact page to send us your suggestions.

    A manuscript describing the BFGR resource has been published: The Biofuel Feedstock Genomics Resource: a web-based portal and database to enable functional genomics of plant biofuel feedstock species. Kevin L. Childs, Kranti Konganti, C. Robin Buell. Database (2012) doi: 10.1093/database/bar061

    BFGR is maintained and hosted by the Buell Lab in the Plant Biology Department at Michigan State University.

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    What's New

    5 April 2011

    Release 3 of the Biofuel Feedstock Genomics Resource is available. With Release 3, gene and transcript assembly sequences from 54 model and biofuel feedstock species, including official gene models for Brachypodium distachyon and Zea mays, have been commonly annotated and incorporated into the database. All annotations have been updated with this release.

    See the What's New page for more information.


    Maintenance Notice

    We have planned server maintenance on the first Wednesday of every month. BFGR web pages may be unavailable or only partially functional during server maintenance.