How can I get plant Genome size, total number of genes, EST and chromosome number from phytozom and plantDB?

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    $\begingroup$ Have you checked the URLs from the image you pasted? The genome size should be trivial to calculate if you download the files. Also, please add the source of the image you are showing. $\endgroup$
    – terdon
    Commented Feb 12, 2019 at 16:58
  • $\begingroup$ Both resources do not offer a well documented "programmatical" access option - either REST or something equivalent, so I believe it is not possible to (trivially) do it with Python or R. $\endgroup$
    – Siddharth
    Commented Feb 13, 2019 at 13:48
  • $\begingroup$ It looks like you've got to download the files. A user defined script can do all the stuff you want. $\endgroup$
    – M__
    Commented Feb 13, 2019 at 22:58

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Ensembl plants has a REST API, you might be able to get all these details (except possibly EST numbers) there: http://ensemblgenomes.org/info/access/rest

For example this query gives you the Arabidopsis genome size: http://rest.ensemblgenomes.org/info/genomes/arabidopsis_thaliana?content-type=application/json


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