A comprehensive, high-quality and freely accessible database that facilitates analysis of the diversity and evolution of microbial rhodopsins. Rhodopsin sequences isolated from a vast array of marine and terrestrial environments were manually collected and curated. To each rhodopsin sequence are associated related metadata, including predicted spectral tuning of the protein, putative activity and function, taxonomy for sequences that can be linked to a 16S rRNA gene, sampling date and location, and supporting literature. MicRhoDE currently covers 7,857 aligned sequences from more than 450 environmental samples or organisms.
CNRS, UMR 7144, Marine Phototrophic Prokaryotes Team; Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7144, Oceanic Plankton Group, France; CNRS, UMR 7144, Team Evolution des Protistes et Ecosystèmes Pélagiques; CNRS, UPMC, FR2424, ABiMS, Station Biologique de Roscoff, Roscoff, France
MicRhoDE funding source(s)
Agence Nationale de la Recherche [grant no. ANR 11 BSV7 021 02]; European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme [grant no. 287589]