Definiens of Munich, Germany, has launched Proteomweaver 1.1, image analysis software for high-throughput 2D gel analysis. According to Definiens, Proteomweaver identifies and filters out contamination on the protein images, such as streaks caused by salts. The software also enables interactive 3D viewing in color or monochrome mode.
Researchers from the department of animal and food science and the department of computer science at the University of Delaware have released GO-Figure!, a tool for the graphical display of the GO annotations. The tool identifies homologs for a given DNA or protein query sequence by running a Blast search against public databases that have been annotated with GO terms. The search returns a URL link to the GO annotations of similar sequences in the Molecular Function, Biological Process, and Cellular Component ontologies.
Go-Figure! is available at http:// udgenome.ags.udel.edu/gofigure.
SciTegic of San Diego has released version 2.0 of its Pipeline Pilot software system. The new release of the software, which allows researchers to define and perform analysis and processing operations on large data sets in real time, offers several new enterprise facilities, including distributed servers, web deployment, and protocol version control. According to the company, integration with third-party applications has also been enhanced.
The first release of the Ensembl Zebrafish database, containing unassembled zebrafish data, is now available at www.ensembl.org/ Danio_rerio. The database contains 16,196,345 base pairs, 474 Ensembl gene predictions, and 1,291 Genscan gene predictions.