Provides a comprehensive platform for researchers who have interests in analyzing insect genes. InsectBase contains more than 12 millions of sequences, encompassing the genomes of 138 insects, transcriptomes of 116 insects, gene sets of 61 insects, 36 gene families of 60 insects, 7,544 miRNAs of 69 insects, 96,925 piRNAs from two insects, 22,536 pathways of 78 insects, 679,881 untranslated regions (UTR) of 84 insects and 160,905 coding sequences (CDS) of 74 insects. Besides offering widely used Web-services such as a search tool, BLAST and GBrowse, InsectBase is also a platform for comparative genomics analysis on gene families, pathways and orthologs. Additionally, iFacebook is designed to provide a Facebook-like social network for the insect community by constructing relationships between researchers, genes and insect species.
Ministry of Agriculture, Key Lab of Agricultural Entomology and Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
InsectBase funding source(s)
National Basic Research Program of China [2013CB127600, 2012CB114102]; The Science and Technology Research Project of the Ministry of Education [V201308]; National High Technology Research and Development Program (‘863’Program) of China [2012AA101505]; National Science Foundation of China [31171843, 31301691, 31260431]