Journal Article

Retrieve-ensembl-seq: user-friendly and large-scale retrieval of single or multi-genome sequences from Ensembl

Olivier Sand, Morgane Thomas-Chollier and Jacques van Helden

in Bioinformatics

Volume 25, issue 20, pages 2739-2740
Published in print October 2009 | ISSN: 1367-4803
Published online August 2009 | e-ISSN: 1460-2059 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btp519
Retrieve-ensembl-seq: user-friendly and large-scale retrieval of single or multi-genome sequences from Ensembl

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Summary: The preparation of an appropriate sequence dataset is the starting point of all genomic analyses. We present retrieve-ensembl-seq, an application that considerably eases the retrieval of sequences from the Ensembl database, via our user-friendly web site or web services. The user provides Ensembl identifiers or gene names, and the program returns corresponding upstream, downstream, intronic, exonic, UTR or whole gene sequences. retrieve-ensembl-seq also offers a multiple organism mode to retrieve sequences from homologous genes at any taxonomical level. And we introduce various original filters such as the masking of coding fragments and the avoidance of sequence redundancy for genes with multiple transcripts. retrieve-ensembl-seq is included in the software suite regulatory sequence analysis tools (RSAT), allowing instant submission of retrieved sequences to further analysis tools.

Availability: retrieve-ensembl-seq is integrated in the RSAT suite: http://rsat.ulb.ac.be/rsat. Web site: http://rsat.ulb.ac.be/rsat/retrieve-ensembl-seq_form.cgi. Web services: http://rsat.ulb.ac.be/rsat/web_services/RSATWS.wsdl. Stand-alone distribution: freely available under an academic licence to download from the RSAT web site. The complete manual, a convenient tutorial and demos are available from the RSAT website. Additional help can be found on the RSAT public forum.

Contact: oly@bigre.ulb.ac.be

Journal Article.  1166 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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