MEPD: a Medaka gene expression pattern database


The Medaka Expression Pattern Database (MEPD) stores and integrates information of gene expression during embryonic development of the small freshwater fish Medaka (Oryzias latipes). Expression patterns of genes identified by ESTs are documented by images and by descriptions through parameters such as staining intensity, category and comments and through a comprehensive, hierarchically organized dictionary of anatomical terms. Sequences of the ESTs are available and searchable through BLAST. ESTs in the database are clustered upon entry and have been blasted against public data-bases. The BLAST results are updated regularly, stored within the database and searchable. The MEPD is a project within the Medaka Genome Initiative (MGI) and entries will be interconnected to integrated genomic map databases. MEPD is accessible through the WWW at

DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkg017

Extracted Key Phrases

2 Figures and Tables


Citations per Year

88 Citations

Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 88 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

Cite this paper

@article{Henrich2003MEPDAM, title={MEPD: a Medaka gene expression pattern database}, author={Thorsten Henrich and Mirana Ramialison and Rebecca Quiring and Beate Wittbrodt and Makoto Furutani-Seiki and Joachim Wittbrodt and Hisato Kondoh}, journal={Nucleic acids research}, year={2003}, volume={31 1}, pages={72-4} }