KAUST DepartmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Marine Science Program
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Online Publication Date2016-12-26
Print Publication Date2016
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622094
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AbstractOver the last decade, technological advancements have substantially decreased the cost and time of obtaining large amounts of sequencing data. Paired with the exponentially increased computing power, individual labs are now able to sequence genomes or transcriptomes to investigate biological questions of interest. This has led to a significant increase in available sequence data. Although the bulk of data published in articles are stored in public sequence databases, very often, only raw sequencing data are available; miscellaneous data such as assembled transcriptomes, genome annotations etc. are not easily obtainable through the same means. Here, we introduce our website (http://reefgenomics.org) that aims to centralize genomic and transcriptomic data from marine organisms. Besides providing convenient means to download sequences, we provide (where applicable) a genome browser to explore available genomic features, and a BLAST interface to search through the hosted sequences. Through the interface, multiple datasets can be queried simultaneously, allowing for the retrieval of matching sequences from organisms of interest. The minimalistic, no-frills interface reduces visual clutter, making it convenient for end-users to search and explore processed sequence data.
CitationLiew YJ, Aranda M, Voolstra CR (2016) Reefgenomics.Org - a repository for marine genomics data. Database 2016: baw152. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/database/baw152.
SponsorsWe would like to thank the numerous labs that contributed data hosted on our website, and the three anonymous reviewers that helped improve our article. Research reported in this publication was supported by KAUST.
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
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