Contains 133,962 transcribed sequences assembled from the combined new Illumina sequences and previously published 454 assembled pyrosequencing data. KrillDB gives access to: 1) the full list of assembled genes and transcripts; 2) their level of similarity to transcripts and proteins from other species; 3) the predicted protein domains contained within each transcript; 4) their predicted Gene Ontology (GO) terms; 5) the level of expression of each transcript in the different larval stages and CO2 treatments. All references to external entities (sequences, domains, GO terms) are equipped with a link to the appropriate source database. Moreover, the software implements a full-text search engine that makes it possible to submit free-form queries.
This work was supported by the Helmholtz Virtual Institute “PolarTime” (VH-VI-500: Biological timing in a changing marine environment-clocks and rhythms in polar pelagic organisms), the Italian Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide-PNRA (grant 2013/C1.05), the Australian Antarctic Science Program (AAS Project 4015), the Alfred Wegener Institute through the research programme PACES II (topic 1, workpackage 5).