Xenbase: gene expression and improved integration

Nucleic Acids Res. 2010 Jan;38(Database issue):D607-12. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkp953. Epub 2009 Nov 1.


Xenbase (www.xenbase.org), the model organism database for Xenopus laevis and X. (Silurana) tropicalis, is the principal centralized resource of genomic, development data and community information for Xenopus research. Recent improvements include the addition of the literature and interaction tabs to gene catalog pages. New content has been added including a section on gene expression patterns that incorporates image data from the literature, large scale screens and community submissions. Gene expression data are integrated into the gene catalog via an expression tab and is also searchable by multiple criteria using an expression search interface. The gene catalog has grown to contain over 15,000 genes. Collaboration with the European Xenopus Research Center (EXRC) has resulted in a stock center section with data on frog lines supplied by the EXRC. Numerous improvements have also been made to search and navigation. Xenbase is also the source of the Xenopus Anatomical Ontology and the clearinghouse for Xenopus gene nomenclature.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Computational Biology / trends
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Expressed Sequence Tags
  • Gene Expression
  • Gene Expression Profiling*
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / methods
  • Internet
  • Models, Genetic
  • Software
  • User-Computer Interface
  • Xenopus / genetics*
  • Xenopus laevis / genetics*