Data StorageΒΆ

Phenotypic data is stored in the existing Chado phenotype table with the addition of a project and stock foreign key. This allows phenotypic data measurements to be linked directly to the germplasm they were taken from rather then through the Chado nd_experiment tables providing a huge efficiency boost.

This allows the trait (attr_id), measurement (value or cvalue_id), germplasm (stock_id) combination for a given project (project_id) to be stored as a single record. The location, year, data collector, etc for that data point are then stored in the phenotypeprop table.