Protist gene expression databases | Gene expression data analysis
A genome sequence provides a natural framework about which to organise biological data. In the short time in which genome sequences have been available, genome databases have proved invaluable resources to researchers. In case of database designed to protist, a unique access to eukaryotic information (small sub-unit (SSU) ribosomal RNA, DNA sequences, etc.) is available for scientific community. Definition of the term ‘protist’ refers to unicellular eukaryotes that are either free-living or parasitic, sometimes forming colonies, but without clear differentiation into tissues. This includes all eukaryotes other than land plants (and macro-algae), animals and fungi with differentiated tissues.
(Hubbard et al., 2002) The Ensembl genome database project. Nucleic Acids Res.
(Guillou et al., 2013) The Protist Ribosomal Reference database (PR2): a catalog of unicellular eukaryote small sub-unit rRNA sequences with curated taxonomy. Nucleic Acids Res.