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Biobase to Curate Integrated Genomics' ERGO Database

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Biobase will curate and expand Integrated Genomics' ERGO database of microbial genomics information under a collaboration agreement, the companies said yesterday.
 
Biobase staffers based in Bangalore, India, will add manually curated functional gene annotations and pathways to the ERGO database, which currently holds more than 3.1 million non-redundant gene sequences from more than 1,200 microbial genomes and around 6,300 biological pathways.
 
Biobase is based in Wolffenbuttel and has offices in Beverly, Mass., as well as in Bangalore.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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