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Join leading scientists, defining a new era in the discovery of key genes. Discover, collaborate and accelerate with CropPedia; the leading data integration, visualization & knowledge sharing tool..

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About CropPedia


Creating insights together, accelerate breeding

Organize, integrate and visualize information

Best crop genomics integration and knowledge discovery tool in the world . By using state of the art visualization tools, complex data is made easily accessible. Data integration allows for seamless searching and jumping from one visualization tool to the other with a single mouse click.

Collaborate and share findings & information easily

Use workspaces to keep your discoveries private if necessary, or share them  with your team to improve collaboration and optimize your workflow. Gather and save data in your workspace to get a clear overview of the trait you are working on.

Benefit from high quality data. Better insight, better genes and markers

Fully functionally annotated genes from KeyGene’s in-house annotation pipeline, are integrated and searchable. Using more than 25 years of KeyGene experience in plant data to ensure optimal quality of data. Significantly accelerated discovery timelines. Better insight, better markers.

Facilitate molecular breeders and trait experts as well as bio-informaticians

User friendly interface to access complex data for molecular biologists. Specific database management module and an Application Programming Interface for expert bioinformatics access. Compatible with in-house pipelines.

Secure data behind own firewall

Query private and public data simultaneously without the need to disclose gene information outside the company. Integrate and use datasets from multiple crop species of various origins and data types.

Full administrator access to the system

Ready to use software with plug-and-play installation. User authentication and user groups allows for controlled access to the tools and data on your system. Monitor and manage system processes directly on the system.

A look inside

Key functionalities that deliver results

Integrated search functionality

Integrated search functionality

Search all available data sources in CropPedia. Find your candidate genes quicker through faceted filtering capabilities. Introducing gene passports; extensive functional annotation reports.

Genome browser

Genome browser

Visualize genomic regions by using the seamless integration with the JBrowse software. User-friendly configuration interface.

Comparative map viewer

Comparative map viewer

Display and compare multiple genomic and genetic maps in one view. Pinpoint interesting regions using built-in synteny visualization. Access the search module directly from each mapped feature.



Use the world’s fastest variation viewer to compare structural variation of (re)sequenced germplasm lines in complete populations and filter for interesting variation based on annotated function.

Network viewer

Network viewer

Import networks created in Cytoscape and locate relevant data from all datasources in CropPedia, directly from the network visualization.

Blast alignment

Blast alignment

Perform a blast alignment against the genomic sequences in CropPedia, and immediately visualize the results in the genome browser.


Recommended by leading breeding companies

This is a response to our need for one platform which integrates and visualizes all data and knowledge.

Bio-informatician - Top 5 Global breeding company

Recommended by leading breeding companies

Wow, this is the tool I always dreamt of.

Clas-Tomas Larsson, Molecular Biologist/Senior Project leader - Lantmännen lantbruk

Recommended by leading breeding companies

Using the web-based platform CropPedia and being able to share data and analysis results is very exciting

Prof. Rod Wing, University of Arizona and IRRI

Recommended by leading breeding companies

I really liked the variome data, I was able to very quickly see the type of variation available in my favorite gene across a panel of 150 accessions

Prof. Rod Wing, University of Arizona and IRRI

Recommended by leading breeding companies

KeyGene has developed CropPedia for over 25 field crops and vegetable crops as well as plant pathogens, used on a daily basis by leading scientists worldwide.

Anker Sørensen, VP New business Development, KeyGene

Recommended by leading breeding companies

CropPedia is a great tool for data integration, visualization and knowledge sharing between research units. We use it for candidate gene discovery in all of our major vegetable crops.

Quang Hien LE, Bioanalyst – Limagrain Vegetable Seeds

Recommended by leading breeding companies

Great tool for knowledge sharing and perfect to speed up our molecular breeding work.

Molecular Breeding Manager - Leading Asian breeding company


CropPedia Tutorials

Want to learn more about CropPedia? Below you can find tutorials about how to start working with CropPedia and CropPedia’s key functionalities

Frequently asked questions

How does it work?

CropPedia Software runs locally at your premises and is installed as two virtual machines, one for the data and one for the visualization tools.  KeyGene will assist in the installation if required.

What does it cost?

A yearly license fee applies, which includes software updates, bug fixing, training and support. Additionally, yearly updated data packages can be purchased per crop. Customization of CropPedia to your individual company needs is offered at an additional development fee.

Ok now it is installed, but how do I start?

KeyGene gives support & on site training (workshops), webinars and demo’s. Everything you need to familiarize yourself with the tool and to use it effectively. Croppedia also has an in tool tutorial and help function.

How do I share findings with co-workers?

CropPedia has a built in Workspace functionality. Workspaces are an easy way to store searches and features. Share your workspace with a colleague or your project team to collaborate more efficiently.

Can I integrate CropPedia with internal systems?

Depending on the system you use, we can discuss ways in which to integrate CropPedia into your current infrastructure.

How can I update data?

You can upload data yourself or ask KeyGene to do this for you. KeyGene provides yearly updates to public data packages in your crop(s) of interest.

How is my private data secured?

CropPedia runs behind your own firewall to ensure full control on access to the data. Administrators can restrict access to specific data sets for individual users.

How will the software be updated?

KeyGene continuously develops novel functionalities for the CropPedia platform. As licensee you will automatically benefit from functional updates when they have been developed and tested.

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Ask our expert for more information

Contactpersoon Koen Nijbroek

Koen Nijbroek

CropPedia specialist

I represent a team of over 15 developers and internal KeyGene users of CropPedia. As part of the CropPedia development team I give demo’s, training and support.
I would be happy to address any question you might have.

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