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The BioMoby project was initiated in 2001 from within the model organism database community. It aimed to standardize methodologies to facilitate information exchange and access to analytical resources, using a consensus driven approach. Six years later, the BioMoby development community is pleased to announce the release of the 1.0 version of the(More)
BACKGROUND High-throughput automated sequencing has enabled an exponential growth rate of sequencing data. This requires increasing sequence quality and reliability in order to avoid database contamination with artefactual sequences. The arrival of pyrosequencing enhances this problem and necessitates customisable pre-processing algorithms. RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND Pinus pinaster is an economically and ecologically important species that is becoming a woody gymnosperm model. Its enormous genome size makes whole-genome sequencing approaches are hard to apply. Therefore, the expressed portion of the genome has to be characterised and the results and annotations have to be stored in dedicated databases. (More)
Ammonium is assimilated into amino acids through the sequential action of glutamine synthetase (GS) and glutamate synthase (GOGAT) enzymes. This metabolic pathway is driven by energy, reducing power and requires the net supply of 2-oxoglutarate that can be provided by the reaction catalysed by isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH). Most studies on the biochemistry(More)
Automatic sequence annotation is an essential component of modern 'omics' studies, which aim to extract information from large collections of sequence data. Most existing tools use sequence homology to establish evolutionary relationships and assign putative functions to sequences. However, it can be difficult to define a similarity threshold that achieves(More)
Transcript profiling of differentiating secondary xylem has allowed us to draw a general picture of the genes involved in wood formation. However, our knowledge is still limited about the regulatory mechanisms that coordinate and modulate the different pathways providing substrates during xylogenesis. The development of compression wood in conifers(More)
Recurrent breast cancer occurring after the initial treatment is associated with poor outcome. A bimodal relapse pattern after surgery for primary tumor has been described with peaks of early and late recurrence occurring at about 2 and 5 years, respectively. Although several clinical and pathological features have been used to discriminate between low- and(More)
Many Expressed Sequence Tags (EST) sequencing projects produce thousands of sequences that must be cleaned and annotated. Here it is presented Full-Lengther, an algorithm that can find out full-length cDNA sequences from EST data. To accomplish this task, Full-Lenther is based on a BLAST report using a protein database such as UniProt. Blast alignments will(More)
In spite of the biological and economic importance of plants, relatively few plant species have been sequenced. Only the genome sequence of plants with relatively small genomes, most of them angiosperms, in particular eudicots, has been determined. The arrival of next-generation sequencing technologies has allowed the rapid and efficient development of new(More)
Bioinformatics tools are required to produce reliable, high quality data devoid of unwanted sequences in the preprocessing stage of current sequencing and EST projects. In this paper we describe SeqTrim, an algorithm designed to extract the insert sequence from any sequence read devoid of any foreign, contaminant or unwanted sequence, whatever the(More)