Provides insight on insect Miniature Inverted Transposable Elements (MITEs) and improves assembly and annotation of insect genomes. iMITEdb has functions such as browse, search, BLAST and download. Each MITE family in the database includes species, superfamily name, family name, Terminal Inverted Repeats (TIRs), Target Site Duplications (TSDs), copies, length and consensus sequence. Users can also perform individual search based on a MITE name to obtain information about each MITE family.
State Key Laboratory of Silkworm Genome Biology, Key Laboratory for Sericulture Functional Genomics and Biotechnology of Agricultural Ministry, Southwest University, Chongqing, China; Laboratory of Evolutionary and Functional Genomics, School of Life Sciences, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China; College of Pharmacy and Life Science, Jiujiang University, Jiujiang, China
iMITEdb funding source(s)
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31401106, No. 31471197 and No. 31560308); Fundamental and Advanced Research Project of Chongqing Municipality (No. cstc2016jcyjA0258); the Hi-Tech Research and Development (863) Program of China (No. 2013AA102507) and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (XDJK2016C009 and SWU115035).