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Article|27 Nov 2023|OPEN
MODMS: a multi-omics database for facilitating biological studies on alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.)
Longfa Fang1 , Tao Liu1 , Mingyu Li1 , XueMing Dong1 , Yuling Han2 , Congzhuo Xu1 , Siqi Li1 , Jia Zhang1 , Xiaojuan He1 , Qiang Zhou1 , Dong Luo1 and Zhipeng Liu,1 ,
1State Key Laboratory of Herbage Improvement and Grassland Agro-ecosystems, College of Pastoral Agriculture Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730020, China
2Tropical Crops Genetic Resources Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Haikou 571101, China
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Horticulture Research 11,
Article number: uhad245 (2024)
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Received: 31 Jul 2023
Accepted: 13 Nov 2023
Published online: 27 Nov 2023


Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is a globally important forage crop. It also serves as a vegetable and medicinal herb because of its excellent nutritional quality and significant economic value. Multi-omics data on alfalfa continue to accumulate owing to recent advances in high-throughput techniques, and integrating this information holds great potential for expediting genetic research and facilitating advances in alfalfa agronomic traits. Therefore, we developed a comprehensive database named MODMS (multi-omics database of M. sativa) that incorporates multiple reference genomes, annotations, comparative genomics, transcriptomes, high-quality genomic variants, proteomics, and metabolomics. This report describes our continuously evolving database, which provides researchers with several convenient tools and extensive omics data resources, facilitating the expansion of alfalfa research. Further details regarding the MODMS database are available at