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ApiDB - Apicomplexan DataBase


NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 969
Aurrecoechea C.1, Heiges M.1, Wang H.1, Wang Z.2, Fischer S.3, Rhodes P.2,Miller J.2, Kraemer E.2, Stoeckert C.3, Roos D.4, Kissinger J.1,5
1Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, Univeristy of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
2Department of Computer Science, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
3Department of Genetics, Center for Bioinformatics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
4Penn Genomics Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
5Department of Genetics, Univeristy of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

Database Description

The ApiDB website (http://eupathdb.org/eupathdb) represents a unified entry point for the NIH-funded Apicomplexan Bioinformatics Resource Center that integrates numerous database resources. The phylum Apicomplexa comprises numerous veterinary and medically important parasitic protozoa including human pathogenic species of the genera Cryptosporidium, Plasmodium and Toxoplasma. ApiDB serves not only as a database in its own right, but as a single web-based point of entry that unifies access to three major existing individual organism databases: CryptoDB (htpp://cryptodb.org), PlasmoDB (http://plasmodb.org) and ToxoDB (http://toxodb.org), and integrates these databases with data available from additional sources. Through the ApiDB site, users may pose queries and search all available apicomplexan data and tools, or they may visit individual component organism databases.

Acknowledgements

We thank our database development collaborators: Aaron J. Mackey, Bindu Gajria, Thomas Gan, Jerric Gao, John Iodice and the entire development team for the component database sites. This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHSN266200400037C.


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