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xGDB: open-source computational infrastructure for the integrated evaluation and analysis of genome features

Shannon D Schlueter12, Matthew D Wilkerson1, Qunfeng Dong13 and Volker Brendel14*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011-3260, USA

2 Department of Agronomy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, USA

3 Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405-3700, USA

4 Department of Statistics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011-3260, USA

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Genome Biology 2006, 7:R111  doi:10.1186/gb-2006-7-11-r111

Published: 20 November 2006

Abstract

The eXtensible Genome Data Broker (xGDB) provides a software infrastructure consisting of integrated tools for the storage, display, and analysis of genome features in their genomic context. Common features include gene structure annotations, spliced alignments, mapping of repetitive sequence, and microarray probes, but the software supports inclusion of any property that can be associated with a genomic location. The xGDB distribution and user support utilities are available online at the xGDB project website, http://xgdb.sourceforge.net/.