General FAQ about AraPheno
starWhat is AraPheno?
AraPheno is a central repository for population scale phenotype data for the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana
starIs the data in AraPheno public?
Data on AraPheno is public. Please cite the phenotype, original study of the phenotype as well as AraPheno if you use any data from this database.
starWhich information is stored in AraPheno?
This database contains public phenotype data from different studies.
starWhich data formats are supported?
AraPheno supports a variety of different data formats, including CSV, JSON, PLINK and ISA-TAB format.
starIs it possible to download the phenotype data?
Yes phenotype data can be download at the individual phenotype views. You can choose if you like to download the phenotypic meta-information, or the actual phenotype values. For this purpose, you can choose different formats, including CSV, JSON and PLINK.
starShould I upload mean/average values or replicates?
Whenever replicate values are available, you should upload the replicate values and not the averages/means. Both submission formats (ISA-TAB and PLINK) support uploading replicate values.
starIs it possible to preserve the replicate information across multiple phenotypes?
Yes, it is possible to preserve the specific value of each replicate across multiple phenotypes. In case of PLINK just repeat the accessionid multiple times and add a an arbitary number into the replicateid column or alternatively leave it empty (it is not used by AraPheno). For PLINK this should look as follows:
accessionid replicateid pheno1 pheno2 6909 1 24.5 100.2 6909 2 23.2 101.5 6909 3 25.2 99.4 6414 4 5.4 10.4 6414 5 6.4 11.2 6414 6 4.2 9.8 ...
AraPheno will create separate replicate values for each accession and make sure that for example replicate 1 of 6909 has 24.6 for pheno1 and 100.2 for pheno2.
This also works for the ISA-TAB format.