Table 2

Comparisons between SNPHunter and other publicly available software/tool.

Software/Web tool

Type

Maintenance requirement

SNP search related functions

Primer design


SNP search

Arbitrary flanking sequence length

Nearby SNP annotation

SNP selection interface

Graphic SNP illustration


NCBI dbSNPa

Web-Server

None for user; server contains latest updated data

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

No

SNPper

Web-Server

None for user; server needs to update periodically

Yesb

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

SNPHunter

Web-Client (depends on dbSNP for new SNP retrieval)

None for user; rely on dbSNP for data update

Yesb

Yes

Yes

Yesc

Yes

No

SNPicker

Web-Client (depends on NEB restriction-enzyme data)

None for user; rely on NEB for data update

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

SNPBox

Web-Server

None

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

viewGene

Software depends on annotated record

Needs to download annotated data

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No


a dbSNP's Entrez query.

b Both SNPper and SNPHunter can do batch search for a list of genes instead of single gene at a time.

c SNPHunter offers automatic SNP selection as well as manual selection.

Wang et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2005 6:60   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-6-60

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