Sputnik: a database platform for comparative plant genomics

  title={Sputnik: a database platform for comparative plant genomics},
  author={Stephen Rudd and Hans-Werner Mewes and Klaus F. X. Mayer},
  journal={Nucleic acids research},
  volume={31 1},
Two million plant ESTs, from 20 different plant species, and totalling more than one 1000 Mbp of DNA sequence, represents a formidable transcriptomic resource. Sputnik uses the potential of this sequence resource to fill some of the information gap in the un-sequenced plant genomes and to serve as the foundation for in silicio comparative plant genomics. The complexity of the individual EST collections has been reduced using optimised EST clustering techniques. Annotation of cluster sequences… CONTINUE READING