NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 810
Adams M.J. and Antoniw J.F.
Wheat Pathogenesis Programme, Plant-Pathogen Interactions Division, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts AL5 2JQ, UK

Database Description

DPVweb provides a central source of information about viruses, viroids and satellites of plants, fungi and protozoa. Comprehensive taxonomic information, including brief descriptions of each family and genus, and classified lists of virus sequences are provided. The database also holds detailed, curated, information for all sequences of viruses, viroids and satellites of plants, fungi and protozoa that are complete or that contain at least one complete gene (currently, n~9000). For comparative purposes, it also contains a single representative sequence of all other fully sequenced virus species with an RNA or ssDNA genome. The start and end positions of each feature (gene, non-translated region, etc) have been recorded and checked for accuracy. As far as possible, nomenclature for genes and proteins are standardised within genera and families. Sequences of features (either as DNA or amino acid sequences) can be directly downloaded from the web site in FASTA format. The sequence information can also be accessed via client software for PC computers (freely downloadable from the web site) that enable users to make an easy selection of sequences and features of a chosen virus for further analyses.


We thank the Association of Applied Biologists for their support, in particular by funding the development of the standalone DPV program and for sponsoring the DPVweb internet site. Rothamsted Research receives grant-aided support from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council of the United Kingdom.

Subcategory: Viral genome databases

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