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URL: https://ensembl.molluscdb.org/index.html
Full name: a genome and transcriptome database for molluscs
Description: Mollusca is the second largest animal phylum and represents one of the most evolutionarily successful animal groups.The website is a genome and transcriptome database for molluscs whitch offers a rich ecosystem of tools, including an Ensembl browser, a BLAST server for homology searches and an HTTP server from which any dataset present in the database can be downloaded.
Year founded: 2022
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Country/Region: United Kingdom

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University/Institution: The University of Edinburgh
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Contact name (PI/Team): Richard Challis
Contact email (PI/Helpdesk): contact@molluscdb.org

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33813885
MolluscDB: a genome and transcriptome database for molluscs. [PMID: 33813885]
Carlos Caurcel, Dominik R Laetsch, Richard Challis, Sujai Kumar, Karim Gharbi, Mark Blaxter

As sequencing becomes more accessible and affordable, the analysis of genomic and transcriptomic data has become a cornerstone of many research initiatives. Communities with a focus on particular taxa or ecosystems need solutions capable of aggregating genomic resources and serving them in a standardized and analysis-friendly manner. Taxon-focussed resources can be more flexible in addressing the needs of a research community than can universal or general databases. Here, we present MolluscDB, a genome and transcriptome database for molluscs. MolluscDB offers a rich ecosystem of tools, including an Ensembl browser, a BLAST server for homology searches and an HTTP server from which any dataset present in the database can be downloaded. To demonstrate the utility of the database and verify the quality of its data, we imported data from assembled genomes and transcriptomes of 22 species, estimated the phylogeny of Mollusca using single-copy orthologues, explored patterns of gene family size change and interrogated the data for biomineralization-associated enzymes and shell matrix proteins. MolluscDB provides an easy-to-use and openly accessible data resource for the research community. This article is part of the Theo Murphy meeting issue 'Molluscan genomics: broad insights and future directions for a neglected phylum'.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2021:376(1825) | 3 Citations (from Europe PMC, 2022-07-02)

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838/5381 (84.445%)
Gene genome and annotation:
273/1428 (80.952%)
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Created on: 2022-04-25
Curated by:
Lina Ma [2022-06-01]
sun yongqing [2022-05-14]