CryptoDB: a Cryptosporidium bioinformatics resource update

Nucleic Acids Res. 2006 Jan 1;34(Database issue):D419-22. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkj078.


The database, CryptoDB (, is a community bioinformatics resource for the AIDS-related apicomplexan-parasite, Cryptosporidium. CryptoDB integrates whole genome sequence and annotation with expressed sequence tag and genome survey sequence data and provides supplemental bioinformatics analyses and data-mining tools. A simple, yet comprehensive web interface is available for mining and visualizing the data. CryptoDB is allied with the databases PlasmoDB and ToxoDB via ApiDB, an NIH/NIAID-fundedBioinformatics Resource Center. Recent updates to CryptoDB include the deposition of annotated genome sequences for Cryptosporidium parvum and Cryptosporidium hominis, migration to a relational database (GUS), a new query and visualization interface and the introduction of Web services.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Computational Biology
  • Cryptosporidium / genetics*
  • Cryptosporidium parvum / genetics
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Genome, Protozoan*
  • Genomics
  • Internet
  • Protozoan Proteins / chemistry
  • Protozoan Proteins / genetics
  • Software
  • User-Computer Interface


  • Protozoan Proteins