International Mammalian Genome Society

17th International Mouse Genome Conference

9-12 November 2003, Braunschweig, Germany


POSTER 136 - THE MOUSE GENOME INFORMATICS DATABASE: A COMPREHENSIVE ONLINE RESOURCE FOR THE MAMMALIAN GENOMICS RESEARCH COMMUNITY

Dene H
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

Co-Authors: Blake J, Bult C, Ringwald M, Richardson J, Kadin J, Eppig J, and the MGI Staff
Institutions: The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

The Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI) website (http://www.informatics.jax.org/) provides access to extensive information on the laboratory mouse including gene and gene function, mapping, gene expression, allele and phenotype descriptions, DNA and protein sequences, orthologies between mouse genes and those of other mammals, inbred strain characteristics, polymorphisms, and mouse tumor biology. MGI integrates data curated from almost 80,000 published and unpublished references, various sequence and genomic repositories, as well as user contributions. More than 32,000 genes are annotated. Structured vocabularies such as Gene Ontology (molecular function, biological process and cellular components), Mammalian Phenotype, and the Mouse Anatomical Dictionary have been developed to support standards for annotation and to expedite database searches. The MouseBLAST server provides both a sequence-based method for identifying genes and another entré into MGI. MGI is updated nightly with newly curated data. In addition, new datasets are incorporated often and user interface improvements are developed continuously. MGI collaborates with SWISS-PROT, NCBI/LocusLink, RIKEN and many other data resources and enhances its data representation through extensive links to these and other online resources such as GenBank, TIGR, and PubMed.

MGI is supported by NIH grants HG00330, HD33745, HG02273, CA89713


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