Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Complicated! - lamprey genome resource availability

I have been asked by many of people around me about publicly available resources of the sea lamprey genome. I have just written down some facts and information on an independent new page inside this blog, titled 'Lamprey genome guide'. The situation is somewhat complicated, I see.

I will try to keep this page updated for the lamprey researchers' convenience.
I believe this third-party guide does not interfere any database function and research activity by other researchers. But, please let me know if there is some problem.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

'aLeaves' launched !

My team has launched a new tool 'aLeaves' to allow researchers to collect sequences that are homologous to a query (with NCBI Blast). The motivation to launched it is visualized in an image below. I hope it leads to wider uses of molecular phylogenetics and better understanding about how sequences evolve and how gene families have diversified. I would appreciate any feedback from users of this tool.