Streptococcus pneumoniae Genome Database (SPGDB): A database for strain specific comparative analysis of Streptococcus pneumoniae genes and proteins

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Streptococcus pneumoniae causes pneumonia, septicemia and meningitis. S. pneumoniae is responsible for significant mortality both in children and in the elderly. In recent years, the whole genome sequencing of various S. pneumoniae strains have increased manifold and there is an urgent need to provide organism specific annotations to the scientific community. This prompted us to develop the Streptococcus pneumoniae Genome Database (SPGDB) to integrate and analyze the completely sequenced and available S. pneumoniae genome sequences. Further, links to several tools are provided to compare the pool of gene and protein sequences, and proteins structure across different strains of S. pneumoniae. SPGDB aids in the analysis of phenotypic variations as well as to perform extensive genomics and evolutionary studies with reference to S. pneumoniae.

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Swetha, R. G., Sekar, D. K. K., Devi, E. D., Ahmed, Z. Z., Ramaiah, S., Anbarasu, A., & Sekar, K. (2014). Streptococcus pneumoniae Genome Database (SPGDB): A database for strain specific comparative analysis of Streptococcus pneumoniae genes and proteins. Genomics, 104(6), 582–586. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygeno.2014.09.012

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