MEPD: A Medaka gene expression pattern database

Thorsten Henrich, Mirana Ramialison, Rebecca Quiring, Beate Wittbrodt, Makoto Furutani-Seiki, Joachim Wittbrodt, Hisato Kondoh

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Abstract

The Medaka Expression Pattern Database (MEPD) stores and integrates information of gene expression during embryonic development of the small freshwater fish Medaka (Oryzias latipes). Expression patterns of genes identified by ESTs are documented by images and by descriptions through parameters such as staining intensity, category and comments and through a comprehensive, hierarchically organized dictionary of anatomical terms. Sequences of the ESTs are available and searchable through BLAST. ESTs in the database are clustered upon entry and have been blasted against public databases. The BLAST results are updated regularly, stored within the database and searchable. The MEPD is a project within the Medaka Genome Initiative (MGI) and entries will be interconnected to integrated genomic map databases. MEPD is accessible through the WWW at http://medaka.dsp.jst.go.jp/MEPD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-74
Number of pages3
JournalNucleic Acids Research
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003

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Henrich, T., Ramialison, M., Quiring, R., Wittbrodt, B., Furutani-Seiki, M., Wittbrodt, J., & Kondoh, H. (2003). MEPD: A Medaka gene expression pattern database. Nucleic Acids Research, 31(1), 72-74. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkg017