Our long-term goals are to understand biological adaptations to abiotic and biotic stresses that occur in production systems and to develop stress-tolerant peanut cultivars. During the last decade, our laboratories have performed several omics studies in peanut. These include genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics in addition to germplasm screening and phenotyping.
A PEANUTOMICS database was designed to host ‘omics’ data sets generated by Dr. Kottapalli's and Dr. Payton’s labs. Recently, our research on peanut drought was published as the cover of Journal of Proteomics Research, an internationally reputed journal in functional proteomics. Kottapalli and Payton group were awarded several federal grants including the USDA-AFRI Foundation program award to unravel mechanisms of drought stress tolerance in peanut.
The PEANUTOMICS database primarily consists of three major branches namely Transcriptome, Proteome, and Metabolome databases. We have included BLAST search functionality to the website to enable researchers to mine our sequence data obtained from both transcriptome and proteome studies. To download additional data, send request to the webmaster and we are open for collaborations.