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. 2003 Jan 1;31(1):72-4.
doi: 10.1093/nar/gkg017.

MEPD: A Medaka Gene Expression Pattern Database

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MEPD: A Medaka Gene Expression Pattern Database

Thorsten Henrich et al. Nucleic Acids Res. .
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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 data-bases. 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.

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Figure 1
(A) Expression patterns are described by comments, intensity, category and a hierarchically organized dictionary of anatomical terms. (B) Representation of this hierarchical dictionary in a database table with id, structure and parent_id, which is a key to its higher level id.
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Figure 2
Entity Relation Diagram of MEPD. The foreign keys to the table user have been omitted to ease an overview, but corresponding column names are highlighted in blue.

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