Integrating computationally assembled mouse transcript sequences with the Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI) database
1 Mouse Genome Informatics, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
2 Invitrogen Corporation, 1610 Faraday Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA
3 Center for Bioinformatics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
4 The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
Genome Biology 2003, 4:R16 doi:10.1186/gb-2003-4-2-r16Published: 3 February 2003
Databases of experimentally generated and computationally derived transcript sequences are valuable resources for genome analysis and annotation. The utility of such databases is enhanced when the sequences they contain are integrated with such biological information as genomic location, gene function, gene expression and phenotypic variation. We present the analysis and results of a semi-automated process of connecting transcript assemblies with highly curated biological information for mouse genes that is available through the Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI) database.