miRBase: integrating microRNA annotation and deep-sequencing data

  title={miRBase: integrating microRNA annotation and deep-sequencing data},
  author={Ana Kozomara and Sam Griffiths-Jones},
  booktitle={Nucleic Acids Research},
miRBase is the primary online repository for all microRNA sequences and annotation. The current release (miRBase 16) contains over 15,000 microRNA gene loci in over 140 species, and over 17,000 distinct mature microRNA sequences. Deep-sequencing technologies have delivered a sharp rise in the rate of novel microRNA discovery. We have mapped reads from short RNA deep-sequencing experiments to microRNAs in miRBase and developed web interfaces to view these mappings. The user can view all read… CONTINUE READING