Geneious plugins for the access of PlasmoDB and PiroplasmaDB databases

Charles Wai Chung Ma, Svenja Gunther, Brian Mark Cooke, Ross Leon Coppel

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The bioinformatics software, Geneious, provides a useful platform for researchers to retrieve and analyse genomic and functional genomics information. However, the main databases that the software is able to access are hosted by NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information). The databases of EuPathDB (Eukaryotic Pathogen Database Resources), such as PlasmoDB and PiroplasmaDB, collect more specific and detailed information about eukaryotic pathogens than those kept in NCBI databases. Two plugins for Geneious, one for PlasmaDB and one for PiroplasmaDB were developed. When installed, users can use search facilities to find and import gene and protein sequences from the EuPathDB databases. Users can then use the functions of Geneious to process the sequence information. When information unique to PlasmoDB and PiroplasmaDB is required, the user can access results linked with the gene/protein sequence via the default web browser. The plugins are freely available from the Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium website. The plugins can be modified to access any of the databases of EuPathDB.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134 - 136
Number of pages3
JournalParasitology International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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