AGsDB, A Genus species DataBase

Leland Ellis leland at straylight.tamu.edu
Sat Mar 5 22:25:54 EST 1994


			      WWW-AGsDB

	      WWW-ACeDB Server for "A Genus species DataBase"

			   available on the

			      WWW Server

				of the

       W.M. Keck Center for Genome Informatics at the Institute
		      Biosciences and Technology
			 Texas A&M University
			       Houston

		  URL: http://keck.tamu.edu/ibt.html

WWW-AGsDB is a WWW interface to the data contained in AGsDB-1.0, which is
implemented in ACeDB-3.0, the latest (and still beta) version of Richard
Durbin and Jean Thierry-Mieg's ACeDB.  AGsDB is a prototype for a
multi-species database, with datatypes useful in the study of species
of agricultural and biomedical interest, as well as model organisms.
The interface utilizes the ACeDB Server software (nph-acedb3) developed
by Guy Decoux (decoux at moulon.inra.fr), and modified versions of the
models and tags of the human C21 database of Otto Ritter and co.  The
modifications provide for queries between interacting Loci, and between
species via Homologs.

Data from several species can be found in AGsDB:  filamentous fungi
(Aspergillus nidulans, Neurospora crassa), cows (with the corresponding
anchor loci for humans) and cotton (examples as demo).  Recently, we have
begun to enter data for the Cell Cycle, which brings in Homlogs between
Aspergillus and both budding (C. cerevisiae) and fission (S. pombe)
yeast.

The WWW-AGsDB server should be regarded as an experimental prototype.
We do find it useful, but the data models are still being experimented
with, and new data is always being added.  Finally, the db is nowhere
near comprehensive in the data included, but is illustrative of the
datatypes that we routinely use in the study of these organisms.

Futher development of both of the previously announced WWW-DataBases,
WWW-AAnDB (for Aspergillus nidulans) and WWW-ABtDB (for cows), is now
being continued in AGsDB (WWW-AAnDB and WWW-ABtDB have been phased out,
but the data therein is now in AGsDB).

The WWW-AGsDB server is accessible via the WWW Server of Keck-IBT.
This URL

http://keck.tamu.edu/ibt.html

will take you to the Keck-IBT HomePage -- clicking on the Keck-IBT
logo takes you to our 1st page of information, which has a link to
AGsDB.

Any feedback is very welcome at:

leland at straylight.tamu.edu

or

jkirk at keck.tamu.edu

AGsDB is the work of Leland Ellis, Jeff Kirk, Chris Floyd and Janis Bender
at Keck-IBT, with advice on Aspergillus from Tom Adams (Texas A&M) and Greg
May (Baylor College of Medicine), Neurospora from Dan Ebbole (Texas A&M),
cows from Jim Womack (Texas A&M), cotton from Russ Kohel (Texas A&M) and
the Cell Cycle from Greg May (Baylor College of Medicine).

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Leland Ellis, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Director, W.M. Keck Center for Genome Informatics
Institute of Biosciences and Technology
Texas A&M University
2121 Holcombe
Houston, Texas  77030
email: leland at straylight.tamu.edu
URL: http://keck.tamu.edu/ibt.html

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Leland Ellis, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Director, W.M. Keck Center for Genome Informatics
Institute of Biosciences and Technology
Texas A&M University
2121 Holcombe
Houston, Texas  77030
email: leland at straylight.tamu.edu
URL:   http://keck.tamu.edu/ibt.html



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