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The Generation Challenge Programme (GCP; has developed an online resource documenting stress-responsive genes comparatively across plant species. This public resource is a compendium of protein families, phylogenetic trees, multiple sequence alignments (MSA) and associated experimental evidence. The central objective of this resource is to elucidate orthologous and paralogous relationships between plant genes that may be involved in response to environmental stress, mainly abiotic stresses such as water deficit ('drought'). The web-based graphical user interface (GUI) of the resource includes query and visualization tools that allow diverse searches and browsing of the underlying project database. The web interface can be accessed at

Original publication




Journal article


Nucleic Acids Res

Publication Date





D943 - D946


Crops, Agricultural, Databases, Genetic, Dehydration, Environment, Gene Expression Profiling, Genes, Plant, Internet, Phylogeny, Plant Proteins, Sequence Alignment, User-Computer Interface