Micado—a network-oriented database for microbial genomes

Véronique Biaudet, Franck Samson, Philippe Bessières
1997 Bioinformatics  
Motivation: We created Micado, a database for managing genomic information, as part of the Bacillus subtilis genome programs. Its content will be progressively extended to the whole microbial world. Results: A relational schema is defined for selective queries. It links eubacterial and archaeal sequences, genetic maps for Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli, and information on mutants. The latter comes from a new functional analysis project of unknown genes in B.subtilis, and the database
more » ... ows the community to curate information. To help queries from users, a graphical interface is built on SQL access to the database, and provided through the WWW. We have automated imports of microbial sequences, and E.coli genetic map, by programming parsers of flat file distributions. These ensure smooth updates from molecular biology repositories on the Internet. Hyperlinks are created as a complement, to reference other general and specialized related information resources. Availability: http://locus.
doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/13.4.431 fatcat:rmmqim4m65a7dinbo4wpkeebdy