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Using WormBase: A Genome Biology Resource for Caenorhabditis elegans and Related Nematodes

Grove, Christian and Cain, Scott and Chen, Wen J. and Davis, Paul and Harris, Todd W. and Howe, Kevin L. and Kishore, Ranjana and Lee, Raymond and Paulini, Michael and Raciti, Daniela and Tuli, Mary Ann and Van Auken, Kimberly and Williams, Gary (2018) Using WormBase: A Genome Biology Resource for Caenorhabditis elegans and Related Nematodes. In: Eukaryotic Genomic Databases. Methods in Molecular Biology. No.1757. Humana Press , New York, NY, pp. 399-470. ISBN 9781493977369. PMCID PMC6424801.

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WormBase ( provides the nematode research community with a centralized database for information pertaining to nematode genes and genomes. As more nematode genome sequences are becoming available and as richer data sets are published, WormBase strives to maintain updated information, displays, and services to facilitate efficient access to and understanding of the knowledge generated by the published nematode genetics literature. This chapter aims to provide an explanation of how to use basic features of WormBase, new features, and some commonly used tools and data queries. Explanations of the curated data and step-by-step instructions of how to access the data via the WormBase website and available data mining tools are provided.

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Additional Information:© 2018 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature. WormBase is supported by grant #U41 HG002223 from the National Human Genome Research Institute at the US National Institutes of Health, the UK Medical Research Council and the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. At the time of writing, the WormBase Consortium included Paul W. Sternberg, Paul Kersey, Matthew Berriman, Lincoln Stein, Tim Schedl, Todd Harris, Scott Cain, Sibyl Gao, Paulo Nuin, Adam Wright, Kevin Howe, Bruce Bolt, Paul Davis, Michael Paulini, Faye Rodgers, Matthew Russell, Myriam Shafie, Gary Williams, Juancarlos Chan, Wen J. Chen, Christian Grove, Ranjana Kishore, Raymond Lee, Hans-Michael Müller, Cecilia Nakamura, Daniela Raciti, Gary Schindelman, Mary Ann Tuli, Kimberly Van Auken, Daniel Wang, and Karen Yook.
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Subject Keywords:Data mining; Nematodes; Genomics; Genetics; Caenorhabditis elegans; Model organism database; Ontologies; User guide
Series Name:Methods in Molecular Biology
Issue or Number:1757
PubMed Central ID:PMC6424801
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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