Transgenic Plant Monitor (TPM) : a relational database for the management and analysis of information in plant tissue culture and transformation laboratories
Mathews , A.
Yallop , S.
Lazzeri , P.
Increased public concern and strict statutory regulations relating tothe generation and exploitation of genetically modified organisms, make itimperative to track accurately individual plants through DNA transformationprogrammes. The ability to rapidly retrieve information associated withspecifictransgenic events and to provide accurate reports on demand is an increasinglyimportant feature for public research laboratories. Transgenic Plant Monitor(TPM) has been developed as a database structured to allow efficient recording,monitoring and analysis of the extensive and complex data generated in planttissue culture and transformation experiments. TPM is built upon the widelyavailable Microsoft Access™ database engine and can be readily adoptedand/or adapted by other users. The key features and the utility of TPM as aresearch tool are discussed in this article