Fourmidable: a database for ant genomics
1 Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, University of Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
2 Istituto di Ricerche di Biologia Molecolare, Merck Research Laboratories, 00040 Pomezia, Rome, Italy
3 Institut for Infectious Diseases, University of Bern, CH-3010 Bern, Switzerland
4 Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
5 Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
BMC Genomics 2009, 10:5 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-5Published: 6 January 2009
Fourmidable is an infrastructure to curate and share the emerging genetic, molecular, and functional genomic data and protocols for ants.
The Fourmidable assembly pipeline groups nucleotide sequences into clusters before independently assembling each cluster. Subsequently, assembled sequences are annotated via Interproscan and BLAST against general and insect-specific databases. Gene-specific information can be retrieved using gene identifiers, searching for similar sequences or browsing through inferred Gene Ontology annotations. The database will readily scale as ultra-high throughput sequence data and sequences from additional species become available.