WormBase: A cross-species database for comparative genomics

Todd W. Harris, Raymond Lee, Erich Schwarz, Keith Bradnam, Daniel Lawson, Wen Chen, Darin Blasier, Eimear Kenny, Fiona Cunningham, Ranjana Kishore, Juancarlos Chan, Hans Michael Muller, Andrei Petcherski, Gudmundur Thorisson, Allen Day, Tamberlyn Bieri, Anthony Rogers, Chao Kung Chen, John Spieth, Paul SternbergRichard Durbin, Lincoln D. Stein

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WormBase (http://www.wormbase.org/) is a web-accessible central data repository for information about Caenorhabditis elegans and related nematodes. The past two years have seen a significant expansion in the biological scope of WormBase, including the integration of large-scale, genome-wide data sets, the inclusion of genome sequence and gene predictions from related species and active literature curation. This expansion of data has also driven the development and refinement of user interfaces and operability, including a new Genome Browser, new searches and facilities for data access and the inclusion of extensive documentation. These advances have expanded WormBase beyond the obvious target audience of C. elegans researchers, to include researchers wishing to explore problems in functional and comparative genomics within the context of a powerful genetic system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-137
Number of pages5
JournalNucleic Acids Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes


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