Journal Article

The Burkholderia Genome Database: facilitating flexible queries and comparative analyses

Geoffrey L. Winsor, Bhavjinder Khaira, Thea Van Rossum, Raymond Lo, Matthew D. Whiteside and Fiona S. L. Brinkman

in Bioinformatics

Volume 24, issue 23, pages 2803-2804
Published in print December 2008 | ISSN: 1367-4803
Published online October 2008 | e-ISSN: 1460-2059 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btn524

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Summary: As the genome sequences of multiple strains of a given bacterial species are obtained, more generalized bacterial genome databases may be complemented by databases that are focused on providing more information geared for a distinct bacterial phylogenetic group and its associated research community. The Burkholderia Genome Database represents a model for such a database, providing a powerful, user-friendly search and comparative analysis interface that contains features not found in other genome databases. It contains continually updated, curated and tracked information about Burkholderia cepacia complex genome annotations, plus other Burkholderia species genomes for comparison, providing a high-quality resource for its targeted cystic fibrosis research community.

Availability: http://www.burkholderia.com. Source code: GNU GPL.

Contact: brinkman@sfu.ca.

Journal Article.  1435 words. 

Subjects: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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