A repository of orthologous transcripts from echinoderms that is searchable via keywords and sequence similarity. From transcripts we identified 749,397 clusters of orthologous loci. We have developed the information technology to manage and search the loci their annotations with respect to the Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) genome. Several users have already taken advantage of these data for spin-off projects in developmental biology, gene family studies, and neuroscience. We hope others will search EchinoDB to discover datasets relevant to a variety of additional questions in comparative biology.
Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA; Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Marine Laboratory, University of Guam, University Dr, Mangilao, Guam; Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
EchinoDB funding source(s)
EchinoDB is a product of the Echinoderm Tree of Life Project and is based upon work supported by the United States’ National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant Numbers DEB 1036416, 1036358, 1036366, 1036368.