An online database of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in 10 model plant species. The lncRNAs were identified computationally using dozens of publicly available RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) libraries. Expression values, coding potential, sequence alignments as well as other types of data provide annotation for the identified lncRNAs. In order to better characterize them, we investigated their potential roles in splicing modulation and deregulation of microRNA functions. The resource offers browsing, searching and downloading options to its users. To the best of our knowledge, the CANTATAdb database is the largest collection of plant lncRNAs.
Department of Bioinformatics, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poznan, Poland
CANTATAdb funding source(s)
This work was supported by the National Science Centre [grant No. 2014/15/D/NZ2/00525]; the Foundation for Polish Science [a START Scholarship grant editions 2014/2015 and 2015/2016]; the KNOW Poznan RNA Centre [grant No. 01/KNOW2/2014].