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Nematode.net: a tool for navigating sequences from parasitic and free-living nematodes.

Research paper by Todd T Wylie, John C JC Martin, Michael M Dante, Makedonka Dautova MD Mitreva, Sandra W SW Clifton, Asif A Chinwalla, Robert H RH Waterston, Richard K RK Wilson, James P JP McCarter

Indexed on: 19 Dec '03Published on: 19 Dec '03Published in: Nucleic acids research



Abstract

Nematode.net (www.nematode.net) is a web- accessible resource for investigating gene sequences from nematode genomes. The database is an outgrowth of the parasitic nematode EST project at Washington University's Genome Sequencing Center (GSC), St Louis. A sister project at the University of Edinburgh and the Sanger Institute is also underway. More than 295,000 ESTs have been generated from >30 nematodes other than Caenorhabditis elegans including key parasites of humans, animals and plants. Nematode.net currently provides NemaGene EST cluster consensus sequence, enhanced online BLAST search tools, functional classifications of cluster sequences and comprehensive information concerning the ongoing generation of nematode genome data. The long-term goal of nematode.net is to provide the scientific community with the highest quality sequence information and tools for studying these diverse species.