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NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 11
Nicolas Pollet
Institute of Systems & Synthetic Biology (iSSB), Évry, France

Database Description

Axeldb is a database storing and integrating gene expression patterns and DNA sequences identified in an ongoing large-scale in situ hybridization study in Xenopus laevis embryos. The data are organised in a format appropriate for comprehensive analysis, and enable to compare images of expression pattern for any given set of genes. Informations on litterature, cDNA clones and their availability, nucleotidic sequences, expression pattern and accompanying pictures are available. Current developments are aimed toward the interconnection with other databases and the integration of more informations. Submission tools are available to allow the users to enter comments and new data. Axeldb is implemented using an acedb database system, and id available through the web at


1. Gilchrist, M.J., Christensen, M.B., Bronchain, O., Brunet, F., Chesneau, A., Fenger, U., Geach, T.J., Ironfield, H.V., Kaya, F., Kricha, S., Lea, R., Masse, K., Neant, I., Paillard, E., Parain, K., Perron, M., Sinzelle, L., Souopgui, J., Thuret, R., Ymlahi-Ouazzani, Q. and Pollet, N. (2009) Database of Queryable Gene Expression Patterns for Xenopus. Developmental Dynamics, 238:1379-88.

2. Bowes, J., Synder, K., Segerdell, E., Gibb, R., Jarabek, C., Noumen, E., Pollet, N. and Vize, P. (2008) Xenbase : a Xenopus biology and genomics resource. Nucleic Acids Res. doi : 10.1093/nar/gkm826

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