Table 1

Comparison with similar tools. Features of different EST analysis and database tools.

PartiGene

ParPEST

openSputnik

ESTAP

ESTIMA

GARSA

PipeOnline

EST-PAGE

EST2uni


freely available1

X

X

X

X

X

X

based in non-comercial tools

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

parallelized

X

X

expression data integration

X

completely automated

X

X

X

complex data mining2

X

SNPs identification

X

genetic markers integration

X

microsatellites identification

X

X

orthologues identification

X

GO annotation

X

X

X

X

X

functional motifs identification

X

X

X


1It means that software package can be free and directly downloaded from Internet for local installation and use.

2It means the ability to perform complex queries to the database using any combination of EST/unigene annotations as a condition in the query clause.

Forment et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9:5   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-9-5

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