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AtGDB


NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 394
Schlueter, S.D.1, Wilkerson, M.D.1, Brendel, V.1,2
1Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology and 2Department of Statistics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3260, USA

Database Description

AtGDB is being developed as a part of our NSF-funded project "PlantGDB - Plant Genome Database and Analysis Tools". The purpose of this resource is to provide a convenient sequence-centered genome view for Arabidopsis thaliana, with a narrow focus on gene structure annotation. At AtGDB, you can browse the genome or zoom in on our favorite genes, look at the current gene structure annotation and compare it with cDNA and EST evidence, and (if necessary) contribute your corrections and comments directly to the database. You can access all functions of AtGDB over the web, but you can also download the entire database and interface and install it off-line on your laptop, for example. The premise of this design is that a lot of fun and useful research on the genome-scale is greatly facilitated by a database backend (with all the standard query capabilities) and nice viewing tools.

Acknowledgements

AtGDB is supported by the U.S.A. National Science Foundation Plant Genome Research grant DBI-0321600.

References

1. Zhu,W., Schlueter,S.D., Brendel,V. (2003) Refined annotation of the Arabidopsis thaliana genome by complete EST mapping. Plant Physiology 132, 469-484.

Category: Plant databases
Subcategory: Arabidopsis thaliana

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