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Unique identifier OMICS_03088
Alternative name Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center
Restrictions to use None
Maintained No
Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viral_Bioinformatics_Resource_Center


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The End of a 60 year Riddle: Identification and Genomic Characterization of an Iridovirus, the Causative Agent of White Fat Cell Disease in Zooplankton

PMCID: 5873915
PMID: 29487186
DOI: 10.1534/g3.117.300429

[…] e analyses, all available iridoviral genome sequences (n = 53) were downloaded from the NCBI Viral Genomes Resource (); additionally, re-annotated iridoviral genomes (n = 15) were downloaded from the Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center (VBRC) (; ). Protein sequences of the D. magna genome reference clone Xinb3 (from a Finnish rockpool) (GCA_001632505.1) and D. pulex (GCA_000187875.1) were downloa […]


Advanced Molecular Surveillance of Hepatitis C Virus

PMCID: 4379565
PMID: 25781918
DOI: 10.3390/v7031153

[…] even with our growing ability to acquire sequence data, its potential to impact disease surveillance is only fully accessed when data are translated into public health actions.Initiatives such as the Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center (VBRC) aim to close the gaps between massive viral sequencing and bioinformatics are a welcome addition to the set of on-line bioinformatics tools available to the […]


Prediction of a novel RNA binding domain in crocodilepox Zimbabwe Gene 157

Microb Inform Exp
PMCID: 3372294
PMID: 22587704
DOI: 10.1186/2042-5783-1-12

[…] Center for Biotechnology Information; PSI-BLAST: Position specific iterated-BLAST; RMSD: Root mean square deviation; RNAi: RNA interference; TRBP: TAR RNA Binding Protein; VACV: Vaccinia virus; VBRC: Viral bioinformatics resource center; VOCs: Viral Orthologous Clusters […]


Evidence for a novel gene associated with human influenza A viruses

Virol J
PMCID: 2780412
PMID: 19917120
DOI: 10.1186/1743-422X-6-198

[…] MUSCLE was used for generating multiple sequence alignments [], which were viewed and edited using the Java program Base-By-Base [] via the Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center []. The ORF Finder software at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (USA) was used to visualize the length of the NEG8 ORF.SignalP v3.0 (SignalP-NN an […]


Recombination in West Nile Virus: minimal contribution to genomic diversity

Virol J
PMCID: 2763871
PMID: 19821990
DOI: 10.1186/1743-422X-6-165
call_split See protocol

[…] To look for recombination in WNV isolates, we used 154 whole genome Kunjin virus and West Nile virus sequences (See additional file for the original data used) obtained from the Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center . A multiple sequence alignment (MSA) of these genomes was constructed using MUSCLE []. Phylogenetic reconstruction of all available genomic sequences was performe […]


KISSa: a strategy to build multiple sequence alignments from pairwise comparisons of very closely related sequences

BMC Res Notes
PMCID: 2694821
PMID: 19457259
DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-2-91

[…] view [,], Base-By-Base (BBB) []). The alignment of large DNA sequences, in the size range of bacterial chromosomes, requires specialized alignment tools and viewers [,]. The mandate of the NIH funded Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center (VBRC) includes collection, annotation and storage of the complete genomes for seven virus families, and both the VBRC administrators and researchers frequently cr […]


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VBRC institution(s)
Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA

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