In the past decade, there has been a revolution in the field of plant database analysis.
These databases contain information about plant species, their relationships with other plants and ecosystems, and their history.
Many of these databases have now been made freely available, making them an invaluable resource for researchers who want to better understand plants and their relationships to their environment.
The ability to use these databases to gain insights into the natural world is one of the greatest benefits of using the software, says Arun Kumar, a professor of plant biology at the University of Illinois.
But it’s also a major drawback.
The database is often not as easy to use as it should be, Kumar says.
And it often includes incomplete or inaccurate information.
“The biggest challenge is getting the information to be correct and consistent across databases,” he says.
For example, some databases are missing information about flowering times and water use.
This information can’t be used to determine the plants’ relative growth rate or the extent to which they’re blooming.
But, when scientists use these data to determine how plants respond to different types of stress, they can determine how a plant will respond to changes in water use, soil moisture and temperatures.
“It’s really important to have these things consistent across all databases,” Kumar says, because the information can be used in a variety of ways.
The new version of PlantDatabase, for instance, has added a tool to help researchers determine the relative growth of different plants in relation to other plants.
But Kumar says the new version also lacks information about the relationships between species, so that’s another challenge.
“We are not using the information correctly,” Kumar notes.
“If the database doesn’t match up with the database, we’re not using all the information.
It is really important for us to have that information.”
One of the major issues in creating and managing these databases is that they’re often hard to access, Kumar notes, and some of the data is hard to find.
So Kumar is working on an app that he says can help identify the data in these databases.
“There are several things that are hard to get to, like the names of the species and their habitat,” he notes.
One of these, he says, is the relationship between flowering time and water.
In the last few decades, a new type of database has been created to help plant biologists and researchers track the flowering times of plants.
Called a chronograph, this database contains information on flowering times across a variety, including flowering periods and the duration of time that flowering is ongoing.
This is important because this type of information can help plant researchers understand the evolution of the plant as it matures.
The Chronograph database, created by the California Institute of Technology, has already been used to identify a variety in California’s Central Valley.
Kumar says his app will also help plant scientists identify the types of flowering that occur in different regions of the world.
“All the data will be in the Chronograph, so we can make sure that all the data that we’re going to have for any species are going to be consistent across different regions,” Kumar explains.
“When you look at the different species, the data can tell you whether they’re more or less prolific, how they’re growing, how long they’re flowering, what’s happening with the water.”
He says he’s excited about the potential for the new app.
“I think this is a very interesting way to go to help people understand plants better,” he explains.