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Description: TubercuList is a relational database that presents genome-derived information about H37Rv, the paradigm strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. And TubercuList strives to provide current gene-based information through manual curation
Year founded: 2011
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Country/Region: Switzerland

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University/Institution: Global Health Institute
Address: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Global Health Institute, Station 19, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
City: Lausanne
Country/Region: Switzerland
Contact name (PI/Team): Lew JM
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TubercuList--10 years after. [PMID: 20980199]
Lew JM, Kapopoulou A, Jones LM, Cole ST.

TubercuList (, the relational database that presents genome-derived information about H37Rv, the paradigm strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, has been active for ten years and now presents its twentieth release. Here, we describe some of the recent changes that have resulted from manual annotation with information from the scientific literature. Through manual curation, TubercuList strives to provide current gene-based information and is thus distinguished from other online sources of genome sequence data for M. tuberculosis. New, mostly small, genes have been discovered and the coordinates of some existing coding sequences have been changed when bioinformatics or experimental data suggest that this is required. Nucleotides that are polymorphic between different sources of H37Rv are annotated and gene essentiality data have been updated. A host of functional information has been gleaned from the literature and many new activities of proteins and RNAs have been included. To facilitate basic and translational research, TubercuList also provides links to other specialized databases that present diverse datasets such as 3D-structures, expression profiles, drug development criteria and drug resistance information, in addition to direct access to PubMed articles pertinent to particular genes. TubercuList has been and remains a highly valuable tool for the tuberculosis research community with >75,000 visitors per month.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2011:91(1) | 238 Citations (from Europe PMC, 2022-08-13)


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Raw bio-data:
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Created on: 2018-01-28
Curated by:
Lin Liu [2022-08-03]
Meiye Jiang [2018-02-26]