[Coral-List] EST databases for symbiotic cnidarians
biochemistry at gmx.de
Tue Sep 23 17:25:21 EDT 2008
We would like to announce "SymBioSys", and "AiptasiaBase", two
comprehensive EST databases providing transcriptomic resources for
SymBioSys - http://sequoia.ucmerced.edu/SymBioSys/index.php
AiptasiaBase - http://aiptasia.cs.vassar.edu/AiptasiaBase/index.php
Initially, the databases started as an undergraduate student-project
with the aim to organize and annotate internally available EST sequences
for the sea anemone Aiptasia pallida (AiptasiaBase) as well as the
Caribbean corals Montastraea faveolata and Acropora palmata (SymBioSys).
The product is based on an open-access software pipeline (EST2uni -
Forment et al. 2008).
AiptasiaBase is now hosted at Vassar College, and future development is
aiming at making it part of a tool-rich, community-based Wiki project.
SymBiosSys is hosted at the University of California Merced and the
positive feedback we have received spurred us on to include more
sequences from additional species (corals and Symbiodinium). Both
databases contain assembled and annotated sequences that are highly
queryable, blastable, and readily downloadable. For more features (such
as primer design in 3 mouse clicks), just follow the links provided above.
Monica Medina, Jodi Schwarz and Shini Sunagawa
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