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Genetics and Molecular Biology
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NASCIMENTO, Leandro Costa do et al. A web-based bioinformatics interface applied to the GENOSOJA project: databases and pipelines. Genet. Mol. Biol. [online]. 2012, vol.35, n.1, suppl.1, pp. 203-211. ISSN 1415-4757. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-47572012000200002.
The Genosoja consortium is an initiative to integrate different omics research approaches carried out in Brazil. Basically, the aim of the project is to improve the plant by identifying genes involved in responses against stresses that affect domestic production, like drought stress and Asian Rust fungal disease. To do so, the project generated several types of sequence data using different methodologies, most of them sequenced by next generation sequencers. The initial stage of the project is highly dependent on bioinformatics analysis, providing suitable tools and integrated databases. In this work, we describe the main features of the Genosoja web database, including the pipelines to analyze some kinds of data (ESTs, SuperSAGE, microRNAs, subtractive cDNA libraries), as well as web interfaces to access information about soybean gene annotation and expression.
Keywords : bioinformatics; database; gene expression; soybean; Genosoja.