W455 BioProject, Genome, and Assembly databases

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Time: 4:10 PM
Room: Sunset
Tatiana Tatusova , NCBI/NLM/NIH, Bethesda, MD
In the last few years new generation sequencing technology has had a dramatic impact on the genomic data in terms of data quantity and complexity.  Several new resources have been created ta NCBI to handle genome-associated data: BioProject, Genome, and Genome Assembly. The BioProject database tracks meta-data about the research initiatives. The Genome resource has been redesigned completely to represent new and complex data types. Major improvements include a more natural organization at the level of the organism for prokaryotic, eukaryotic, and viral genomes and reports include information about the availability of nuclear or primary genomes as well as organelles and plasmids. The Genome Assembly resource provides detailed information about the assembly including history tracking when assemblies are updated over time, and statistical reports. All genome associated resources are cross-linked allowing easy navigation through various types of information. Some existing and newly developed tools provide a new way to analyze and visualize complex genomic data and their relationships.