Topical Collection "Genomic Databases"
A topical collection in Genes (ISSN 2073-4425).Viewed by 3313
Interests: plant genomics; evolutionary genomics; polyploidy; bioinformatics; databases; sequence assembly; solanacea; domestication
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The development of next-generation sequencing (NGS) at the beginning of 21st century has produced an incredible amount of sequencing data. The data have been used in a wide range of scientific studies, from the development of reference genomes to expression profiling of thousands of genes. Due to the data volume as well as the complexity of the data, they need special platforms in order to be efficiently managed and made accessible to the community.
There are different types of platforms, from gigantic genomic data repositories with little data curation such as GenBank, ENA or the Genome Sequence Archive to project-specific genomic databases with variable levels of data curation. The levels of data curation are one of the determining factors not only in the usability of these platforms, but also in how they meet the needs of the specific communities that they target. Most of these databases have associated popular tools with graphical interfaces, such as BLAST, Gbrowser and JBrowser. Others may have developed their specific set of tools to present data specifically linked to a project.
The goal of this collection is to present to the scientific community some genomic databases that have been developed in recent years.
In order to maximize the usability of the publications associated with the databases, we propose a “concept paper” format.
Dr. Aureliano Bombarely
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- data curation
- genomic data analysis