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ready Minimum Information about Plant Phenotyping Experiment

Abbreviation: MIAPPE

General Information
MIAPPE is a reporting guideline for plant phenotyping experiments. It comprises a checklist, i.e., a list of attributes to describe an experiment so that it is understandable and replicable. It should be consulted by people recording and depositing plan phenotyping data. MIAPPE covers the description of the following aspects of plant phenotyping experiment: study, environment, experimental design, sample management, biosource, treatment and phenotype. A basic reference implementation of MIAPPE has been proposed for the ISA-Tab format. Other current developments include a Breeding API (BrAPI) implementation.

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Plant Phenotyping Data managment (MIAPPE)



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Towards recommendations for metadata and data handling in plant phenotyping.

Krajewski P, Chen D, Cwiek H, van Dijk AD, Fiorani F, Kersey P, Klukas C, Lange M, Markiewicz A, Nap JP, van Oeveren J, Pommier C, Scholz U, van Schriek M, Usadel B, Weise S
J Exp Bot 2015

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Measures for interoperability of phenotypic data: minimum information requirements and formatting

Cwiek-Kupczynska, H.; Altmann, T.; Arend, D.; Arnaud, E.; Chen, D.; Cornut, G.; Fiorani, F.; Frohmberg, W.; Junker, A.; Klukas, C.; Lange, M.; Mazurek, C.; Nafissi, A.; Neveu, P.; van Oeveren, J.; Pommier, C.; [...] ; Kersey, P. Krajewski, P.
Plant Methods 2016

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Enabling reusability of plant phenomic datasets with MIAPPE 1.1

Evangelia A. Papoutsoglou, Daniel Faria, Daniel Arend, [...], Paul J. Kersey, Célia M. Miguel, Anne‐Françoise Adam‐Blondon and Cyril Pommier
New Phytologist 2020

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CyVerse Data Common Repository
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  • 031A053A/B/C (Bundesministerium fur Bildung und Forschung)

  • 283496 (European FP7 Research infrastructures)

  • 28443 (European FP7 Research infrastructures)

  • ANR-11-INBS-0012 (Programme d'Investissements d'Avenir, National Research Agency (ANR), Paris, France)