The European Bioinformatics Institute this week launched Genome Reviews, a database for information on completely sequenced genomes available at www.ebi.ac.uk/GenomeReviews. The product cross-references submissions to the public sequence data-bases with other resources. Version 1.0 contains 256 chromosomes and plasmids, representing the complete genomes of 153 prokaryotic organisms. New features representing processed protein products have been added, enabling the tracking of functional chains and signal sequences. Further, each locus (roughly equivalent to a gene) has been tagged to indicate its relative location on the genome.
European Bioinformatics Institute
May 12, 2004