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WormBase: a cross-species database for comparative genomics

Harris, Todd W. and Lee, Raymond and Schwarz, Erich and Bradnam, Keith and Lawson, Daniel and Chen, Wen and Blasier, Darin and Kenny, Eimear and Cunningham, Fiona and Kishore, Ranjana and Chan, Juancarlos and Muller, Hans-Michael and Petcherski, Andrei and Thorisson, Gudmundur and Day, Allen and Bieri, Tamberlyn and Rogers, Anthony and Chen, Chao-Kung and Spieth, John and Sternberg, Paul and Durbin, Richard and Stein, Lincoln D. (2003) WormBase: a cross-species database for comparative genomics. Nucleic Acids Research, 31 (1). pp. 133-137. ISSN 0305-1048.

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WormBase ( 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.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 2003 Oxford University Press. Reprinted with permission. Received September 18, 2002; Accepted September 27, 2002. WormBase is supported by grant P41-HG02223 from the US National Human Genome Research Institute and the British Medical Research Council. P.W.S. is an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
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