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TetraFGD (Tetrahymena Functional Genomics Database)

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Description: TetraFGD is a web-accessible functional genomics database of Tetrahymena thermophila. Currently, TetraFGD provides RNA-seq, MICROARRAY, GENE NETWORK and PHOSPHOPROTEOME data for T. thermophila using Gene ID or Gene description searches or Blast Sequences.
Year founded: 2013
Last update: 2015-12
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Country/Region: China
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University/Institution: Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Address: Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 7 Donghu South Road, Wuhan, 430072, Hubei, P.R.China
City: Wuhan
Province/State: HUBEI
Country/Region: China
Contact name (PI/Team): Wei Miao
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Created on: 2019-11-30
Curated by:
Lina Ma [2019-11-30]


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Tetrahymena functional genomics database (TetraFGD): an integrated resource for Tetrahymena functional genomics. [PMID: 23482072]
Xiong J, Lu Y, Feng J, Yuan D, Tian M, Chang Y, Fu C, Wang G, Zeng H, Miao W.

The ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena thermophila is a useful unicellular model organism for studies of eukaryotic cellular and molecular biology. Researches on T. thermophila have contributed to a series of remarkable basic biological principles. After the macronuclear genome was sequenced, substantial progress has been made in functional genomics research on T. thermophila, including genome-wide microarray analysis of the T. thermophila life cycle, a T. thermophila gene network analysis based on the microarray data and transcriptome analysis by deep RNA sequencing. To meet the growing demands for the Tetrahymena research community, we integrated these data to provide a public access database: Tetrahymena functional genomics database (TetraFGD). TetraFGD contains three major resources, including the RNA-Seq transcriptome, microarray and gene networks. The RNA-Seq data define gene structures and transcriptome, with special emphasis on exon-intron boundaries; the microarray data describe gene expression of 20 time points during three major stages of the T. thermophila life cycle; the gene network data identify potential gene-gene interactions of 15 049 genes. The TetraFGD provides user-friendly search functions that assist researchers in accessing gene models, transcripts, gene expression data and gene-gene relationships. In conclusion, the TetraFGD is an important functional genomic resource for researchers who focus on the Tetrahymena or other ciliates. Database URL:

Database (Oxford). 2013:2013() | 18 Citations (from Europe PMC, 2020-08-01)