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  1. Database for Bacterial Group II Introns (View Publication)
    Resource Category : Databases -> RNA sequence databases -> RNA sequence databases

    Brief Description : Group II introns are self-splicing RNAs and retroelements found in bacteria and lower eukaryotic organelles. During the past several years, they have been uncovered in surprising numbers in bacteria due to the genome sequencing projects; however, most of the newly sequenced introns are not correctly identified. We have initiated an ongoing web site database for mobile group II introns in order to provide correct information on the introns, particularly in bacteria. Information in the web site includes: 1) introductory information on group II introns; 2) detailed information on subfamilies of intron RNA structures and intron-encoded proteins; 3) a listing of identified introns with correct boundaries, RNA secondary structures and other detailed information; and 4) phylogenetic and evolutionary information. The comparative data should facilitate study of the function, spread and evolution of group II introns. The database can be accessed at

    Institute/s :
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Canada
    Address of Institute/s :
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Canada
    Country : Canada

    Associated Institutes :

    • Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada

    Associated Country : Canada

    Authors/Contributors : Manuel A. Candales; Adrian Duong; Keyar S. Hood; Tony Li; Ryan A. E. Neufeld; Runda Sun; Bonnie A. McNeil; Li Wu; Ashley M. Jarding; Steven Zimmerly
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    Year : 2011
    Language : English