Volume 10 Supplement 7
Visualizing and sharing results in bioinformatics projects: GBrowse and GenBank exports
© Arnaoudova et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2009
Published: 25 June 2009
Effective tools for presenting and sharing data are necessary for collaborative projects, typical for bioinformatics. In order to facilitate sharing our data with other genomics, molecular biology, and bioinformatics researchers, we have developed software to export our data to GenBank and combined the export utilities with our customized and augmented version of GBrowse. The GBrowse bioinformatics software provides a way for users to graphically view genomic feature data stored in a back-end database. GenBank is an open-access database, maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), containing annotated versions of all publicly available DNA sequences. To support exports relevant to our data, we have developed a tool that processes a list of expressed sequence tags (ESTs), correlates these tags with information from our database, and constructs a set of files for batch submission to the GenBank EST database (dbEST).
We acknowledge funding from the KBRIN-INBRE NIH P20RR16481, the NIGMS R01GM086888, USDA-NRI 2005-35319-16141, NSF EF-0523661, and Kentucky NSF-EPSCoR.
This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd.