Helminth.net: Expansions to Nematode.net and an introduction to Trematode.net

John Martin, Bruce A. Rosa, Philip Ozersky, Kymberlie Hallsworth-Pepin, Xu Zhang, Veena Bhonagiri-Palsikar, Rahul Tyagi, Qi Wang, Young Jun Choi, Xin Gao, Samantha N. McNulty, Paul J. Brindley, Makedonka Mitreva

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Abstract

Helminth.net (http://www.helminth.net) is the new moniker for a collection of databases: Nematode.net and Trematode.net. Within this collection we provide services and resources for parasitic roundworms (nematodes) and flatworms (trematodes), collectively known as helminths. For over a decade we have provided resources for studying nematodes via our veteran site Nematode.net (http://nematode.net). In this article, (i) we provide an update on the expansions of Nematode.net that hosts omics data from 84 species and provides advanced search tools to the broad scientific community so that data can be mined in a useful and user-friendly manner and (ii) we introduce Trematode.net, a site dedicated to the dissemination of data from flukes, flatworm parasites of the class Trematoda, phylum Platyhelminthes. Trematode.net is an independent component of Helminth.net and currently hosts data from 16 species, with information ranging from genomic, functional genomic data, enzymatic pathway utilization to microbiome changes associated with helminth infections. The databases' interface, with a sophisticated query engine as a backbone, is intended to allow users to search for multi-factorial combinations of species' omics properties. This report describes updates to Nematode.net since its last description in NAR, 2012, and also introduces and presents its new sibling site, Trematode.net.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)D698-D706
JournalNucleic acids research
Volume43
Issue numberD1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 28 2015

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    Martin, J., Rosa, B. A., Ozersky, P., Hallsworth-Pepin, K., Zhang, X., Bhonagiri-Palsikar, V., Tyagi, R., Wang, Q., Choi, Y. J., Gao, X., McNulty, S. N., Brindley, P. J., & Mitreva, M. (2015). Helminth.net: Expansions to Nematode.net and an introduction to Trematode.net. Nucleic acids research, 43(D1), D698-D706. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gku1128