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Candida Genome Database

Database of genetic and molecular biological information about Candida albicans, a yeast that is an opportunistic pathogen of humans, and about other Candida-related species, such as Candida glabrata. It contains information about genes and proteins; descriptions and classifications of their biological roles, molecular functions, and subcellular localizations; gene, protein, and chromosome sequence information; tools for analysis and comparison of sequences; and links to literature information. Each CGD gene or open reading frame has an individual Locus Page. Genetic loci that are not tied to a DNA sequence also have Locus Pages. The Locus Page is the central clearinghouse for all information specific to that gene and tools for its analysis, including: * gene name, synonyms, and systematic name * Gene Ontology (GO) annotations * descriptions of the gene and gene product * phenotype of mutations in the gene * chromosomal and contig coordinates * interactive graphical chromosome map and browsing tool * tools for retrieval and analysis of the gene and protein sequences * a curated collection of literature CGD also provides a Gene Ontology, GO, to all its users. GO is a collaborative project involving CGD and other model organism databases to provide controlled vocabularies that are used to describe the molecular function and cellular location of gene products and the biological process in which they are involved. The three ontologies that comprise GO (Molecular Function, Cellular Component, and Biological Process) are used by multiple databases to annotate gene products, so that this common vocabulary can be used to compare gene products across species. The development of the ontologies is ongoing in order to incorporate new information. Data submissions are welcome.

URL: http://www.candidagenome.org/

Resource ID: nif-0000-02634     Resource Type: Resource     Version: Latest Version


protein, chromosome, classification, gene, genome, candidiasis, thrush, yeast, yeast gene, yeast genome, candida albicans, candida glabrata, data analysis service, biological role, molecular function, subcellular localization, chromosome sequence

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Database, Data Repository


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Funding Information

NIDCR, R01 DE015873

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NIF Data Federation


candida, yeast

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Submitted On

12:00am September 20, 2010

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    Version 4

    Created 2 weeks ago by Christie Wang

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    Created 2 weeks ago by Christie Wang

    Version 2

    Created 2 weeks ago by Christie Wang

    Version 1

    Created 5 years ago by Anonymous

    New tools at the Candida Genome Database: biochemical pathways and full-text literature search.

    • Skrzypek MS
    • Nucleic Acids Res.
    • 2010 22

    The Candida Genome Database (CGD, http://www.candidagenome.org/) provides online access to genomic sequence data and manually curated functional information about genes and proteins of the human pathogen Candida albicans. Herein, we describe two recently added features, Candida Biochemical Pathways and the Textpresso full-text literature search tool. The Biochemical Pathways tool provides visualization of metabolic pathways and analysis tools that facilitate interpretation of experimental data, including results of large-scale experiments, in the context of Candida metabolism. Textpresso for Candida allows searching through the full-text of Candida-specific literature, including clinical and epidemiological studies.