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Genetics and Molecular Biology
Print version ISSN 1415-4757
VARANI, Alessandro M. et al. Xylella fastidiosa comparative genomic database is an information resource to explore the annotation, genomic features, and biology of different strains. Genet. Mol. Biol. [online]. 2012, vol.35, n.1, pp. 149-152. Epub Feb 16, 2012. ISSN 1415-4757. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-47572012005000019.
The Xylella fastidiosa comparative genomic database is a scientific resource with the aim to provide a user-friendly interface for accessing high-quality manually curated genomic annotation and comparative sequence analysis, as well as for identifying and mapping prophage-like elements, a marked feature of Xylella genomes. Here we describe a database and tools for exploring the biology of this important plant pathogen. The hallmarks of this database are the high quality genomic annotation, the functional and comparative genomic analysis and the identification and mapping of prophage-like elements. It is available from web site http://www.xylella.lncc.br.
Keywords : genome annotation and assembly; comparative genomics; mobile genetic elements.