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WormBase: a comprehensive data resource for Caenorhabditis biology and genomics

Chen, Nansheng and Harris, Todd W. and Antoshechkin, Igor and Bastiani, Carol and Bieri, Tamberlyn and Blasiar, Darin and Bradnam, Keith and Canaran, Payan and Chan, Juancarlos and Chen, Chao-Kung and Chen, Wen J. and Cunningham, Fiona and Davis, Paul and Kenny, Eimear and Kishore, Ranjana and Lawson, Daniel and Lee, Raymond and Müller, Hans-Michael and Nakamura, Cecilia and Pai, Shraddha and Ozersky, Philip and Petcherski, Andrei and Rogers, Anthony and Sabo, Aniko and Schwarz, Erich M. and Van Auken, Kimberly and Wang, Qinghua and Durbin, Richard and Spieth, John and Sternberg, Paul W. and Stein, Lincoln D. (2005) WormBase: a comprehensive data resource for Caenorhabditis biology and genomics. Nucleic Acids Research, 33 (Databa). D383-D389. ISSN 0305-1048. PMCID PMC540020.

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WormBase (, the model organism database for information about Caenorhabditis elegans and related nematodes, continues to expand in breadth and depth. Over the past year, WormBase has added multiple large-scale datasets including SAGE, interactome, 3D protein structure datasets and NCBI KOGs. To accommodate this growth, the International WormBase Consortium has improved the user interface by adding new features to aid in navigation, visualization of large-scale datasets, advanced searching and data mining. Internally, we have restructured the database models to rationalize the representation of genes and to prepare the system to accept the genome sequences of three additional Caenorhabditis species over the coming year.

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Sternberg, Paul W.0000-0002-7699-0173
Stein, Lincoln D.0000-0002-1983-4588
Additional Information:© 2005, the authors. Nucleic Acids Research, Vol. 33, Database issue © Oxford University Press 2005; all rights reserved Received August 21, 2004; Revised and Accepted October 5, 2004 P.W.S. is an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. We thank Sheldon McKay and Kris Gunsalus for critical reading of the manuscript. WormBase is supported by grant P41-HG02223 from the US National Human Genome Research Institute and the British Medical Research Council. As always, we welcome comments, questions, corrections and data submissions ( The authors wish it to be known that, in their opinion, the first two authors should be regarded as joint First Authors. The online version of this article has been published under an open access model. Users are entitled to use, reproduce, disseminate, or display the open access version of this article for non-commercial purposes provided that: the original authorship is properly and fully attributed; the Journal and Oxford University Press are attributed as the original place of publication with the correct citation details given; if an article is subsequently reproduced or disseminated not in its entirety but only in part or as a derivative work this must be clearly indicated. For commercial re-use permissions, please contact
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