FusoBase: an online Fusobacterium comparative genomic analysis platform

Mia Y.ang Ang, Hamed Heydari, Nick S. Jakubovics, Mahafizul I.mran Mahmud, Avirup Dutta, Wei Y.ee Wee, Guat J.ah Wong, Naresh V.R. Mutha, Shi Y.ang Tan, Siew W.oh Choo

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Abstract

UNLABELLED: Fusobacterium are anaerobic gram-negative bacteria that have been associated with a wide spectrum of human infections and diseases. As the biology of Fusobacterium is still not well understood, comparative genomic analysis on members of this species will provide further insights on their taxonomy, phylogeny, pathogenicity and other information that may contribute to better management of infections and diseases. To facilitate the ongoing genomic research on Fusobacterium, a specialized database with easy-to-use analysis tools is necessary. Here we present FusoBase, an online database providing access to genome-wide annotated sequences of Fusobacterium strains as well as bioinformatics tools, to support the expanding scientific community. Using our custom-developed Pairwise Genome Comparison tool, we demonstrate how differences between two user-defined genomes and how insertion of putative prophages can be identified. In addition, Pathogenomics Profiling Tool is capable of clustering predicted genes across Fusobacterium strains and visualizing the results in the form of a heat map with dendrogram.

DATABASE URL: http://fusobacterium.um.edu.my.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberbau082
Number of pages13
JournalDatabase: the Journal of Biological Databases and Curation
Volume2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes

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