a catalog of biological databases
|Full name:||mycobacterial database|
|Description:||MyBASE is an integrated platform for the functional and evolutionary genomic study of the important bacterial genus Mycobacterium, which is notorious for its two members, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) and Mycobacterium leprae (M.leprae), the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB) and leprosy.|
|University/Institution:||Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences|
|Contact name (PI/Team):||Jing Wang|
|Contact email (PI/Helpdesk):||firstname.lastname@example.org|
MyBASE: a database for genome polymorphism and gene function studies of Mycobacterium. [PMID: 19228437]
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterial pathogens are a major threat to humans. With the increasing availability of functional genomic data, research on mycobacterial pathogenesis and subsequent control strategies will be greatly accelerated. It has been suggested that genome polymorphisms, namely large sequence polymorphisms, can influence the pathogenicity of different mycobacterial strains. However, there is currently no database dedicated to mycobacterial genome polymorphisms with functional interpretations.