Repbase Update, a database of repetitive elements in eukaryotic genomes

Mob DNA. 2015 Jun 2:6:11. doi: 10.1186/s13100-015-0041-9. eCollection 2015.


Repbase Update (RU) is a database of representative repeat sequences in eukaryotic genomes. Since its first development as a database of human repetitive sequences in 1992, RU has been serving as a well-curated reference database fundamental for almost all eukaryotic genome sequence analyses. Here, we introduce recent updates of RU, focusing on technical issues concerning the submission and updating of Repbase entries and will give short examples of using RU data. RU sincerely invites a broader submission of repeat sequences from the research community.

Keywords: Database; Repbase Reports; Repbase Update; RepbaseSubmitter; Transposable element.