MITOMAP: a human mitochondrial genome database--2004 update

Nucleic Acids Res. 2005 Jan 1;33(Database issue):D611-3. doi: 10.1093/nar/gki079.


MITOMAP (, a database for the human mitochondrial genome, has grown rapidly in data content over the past several years as interest in the role of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variation in human origins, forensics, degenerative diseases, cancer and aging has increased dramatically. To accommodate this information explosion, MITOMAP has implemented a new relational database and an improved search engine, and all programs have been rewritten. System administrative changes have been made to improve security and efficiency, and to make MITOMAP compatible with a new automatic mtDNA sequence analyzer known as Mitomaster.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • DNA, Mitochondrial / chemistry*
  • Database Management Systems
  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Genetic Variation
  • Genome, Human*
  • Genomics
  • Humans
  • Mitochondria / genetics*
  • Mutation
  • Systems Integration
  • User-Computer Interface


  • DNA, Mitochondrial