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October 15, 2013 (Vol. 33, No. 18)


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An oasis for all things amoeboid, AmoebaDB is a beautifully designed and very useful resource for researchers working with amoebae. A member of the EuPathDB family of websites, AmoebaDB follows the same format as the other sister sites; that is, the homepage clusters information into three options. The options are gene identification, identification of other data types, and tools. Users can search for genes by a number of metrics such as protein attributes, genomic position, and cellular location, while the “other data types” option allows users to search for isolates, genomic sequences, and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), among other things. Under the “tools” section, one will find links to services such as BLAST and PubMed/Entrez. A newsfeed keeps site visitors up to date on release notices and other database-related news items, and an education and tutorials section will get you on your way to exploring this and the other EuPathDB websites.

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