A database which offers gene annotation of Ricinus communis, also known as Castorbean. The genome sequence assembly was searched for repetitive DNA using a combination of sequence alignment to databases of repetitive sequences and RepeatScout to identify repeats de novo. Overall, over 50% of the genome was identified as repetitive DNA (excluding low-complexity sequences), most of which could not be associated with known element families. Ricinus communis belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family.
J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), Chinakville, MD, USA; Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS), University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA; Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA; USA Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Western Regional Research Center, Crop Improvement and Utilization, Albany, CA, USA; Center for Plant Science Innovation and Department of Biochemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA; International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Oyo State, Ibadan, Nigeria; Institut für Mikrobiologie und Genetik, Abteilung Bioinformatik, Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany; Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, Cambridge MA, USA; Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Ricinus communis funding source(s)
This work was supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under NIAID Contract N01-AI-30071 (R. communis subproject), the Federal Bureau of Investigation grant J-FBI-04-186 and National Science Foundation grant DBI 0701919.