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WormBase: a comprehensive resource for nematode research

Harris, Todd W. and Antoshechkin, Igor and Bieri, Tamberlyn and Blasiar, Darin and Chan, Juancarlos and Chen, Wen J. and De La Cruz, Norie and Davis, Paul and Duesbury, Margaret and Fang, Ruihua and Fernandes, Jolene and Han, Michael and Kishore, Ranjana and Lee, Raymond and Müller, Hans-Michael and Nakamura, Cecilia and Ozersky, Philip and Petcherski, Andrei and Rangarajan, Arun and Rogers, Anthony and Schindelman, Gary and Schwarz, Erich M. and Tuli, Mary Ann and Van Auken, Kimberly and Wang, Daniel and Wang, Xiaodong and Williams, Gary and Yook, Karen and Durbin, Richard and Stein, Lincoln D. and Spieth, John and Sternberg, Paul W. (2010) WormBase: a comprehensive resource for nematode research. Nucleic Acids Research, 38 (D1). D463-D467. ISSN 0305-1048. PMCID PMC2808986.

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WormBase ( is a central data repository for nematode biology. Initially created as a service to the Caenorhabditis elegans research field, WormBase has evolved into a powerful research tool in its own right. In the past 2 years, we expanded WormBase to include the complete genomic sequence, gene predictions and orthology assignments from a range of related nematodes. This comparative data enrich the C. elegans data with improved gene predictions and a better understanding of gene function. In turn, they bring the wealth of experimental knowledge of C. elegans to other systems of medical and agricultural importance. Here, we describe new species and data types now available at WormBase. In addition, we detail enhancements to our curatorial pipeline and website infrastructure to accommodate new genomes and an extensive user base.

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Antoshechkin, Igor0000-0002-9934-3040
Chan, Juancarlos0000-0002-7259-8107
Lee, Raymond0000-0002-8151-7479
Nakamura, Cecilia0000-0002-4689-7314
Schwarz, Erich M.0000-0003-3151-4381
Van Auken, Kimberly0000-0002-1706-4196
Yook, Karen0000-0002-4457-6787
Sternberg, Paul W.0000-0002-7699-0173
Additional Information:© The Author(s) 2009. Published by Oxford University Press. Received September 15, 2009; Revised October 11, 2009; Accepted October 12, 2009. US National Institutes of Health (Grant no. P41 HG02223); US National Human Genome Research Institute (Grant no. P41-HG02223 to WormBase); British Medical Research Council (to WormBase); P.W.S. is an investigator with the Howard HughesMedical Institute. Funding for open access charge: US National Human Genome Research Institute (Grant P41-HG02223).
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