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Xanthusbase: adapting wikipedia principles to a model organism database.

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Arshinoff, BI; Suen, G; Just, EM; Merchant, SM; Kibbe, WA; Chisholm, RL; Welch, RD
Published in: Nucleic Acids Res
January 2007

xanthusBase (http://www.xanthusbase.org) is the official model organism database (MOD) for the social bacterium Myxococcus xanthus. In many respects, M.xanthus represents the pioneer model organism (MO) for studying the genetic, biochemical, and mechanistic basis of prokaryotic multicellularity, a topic that has garnered considerable attention due to the significance of biofilms in both basic and applied microbiology research. To facilitate its utility, the design of xanthusBase incorporates open-source software, leveraging the cumulative experience made available through the Generic Model Organism Database (GMOD) project, MediaWiki (http://www.mediawiki.org), and dictyBase (http://www.dictybase.org), to create a MOD that is both highly useful and easily navigable. In addition, we have incorporated a unique Wikipedia-style curation model which exploits the internet's inherent interactivity, thus enabling M.xanthus and other myxobacterial researchers to contribute directly toward the ongoing genome annotation.

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Nucleic Acids Res

DOI

EISSN

1362-4962

Publication Date

January 2007

Volume

35

Issue

Database issue

Start / End Page

D422 / D426

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • User-Computer Interface
  • Myxococcus xanthus
  • Models, Biological
  • Internet
  • Genome, Bacterial
  • Encyclopedias as Topic
  • Developmental Biology
  • Databases, Nucleic Acid
  • 41 Environmental sciences
  • 34 Chemical sciences
 

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Arshinoff, B. I., Suen, G., Just, E. M., Merchant, S. M., Kibbe, W. A., Chisholm, R. L., & Welch, R. D. (2007). Xanthusbase: adapting wikipedia principles to a model organism database. Nucleic Acids Res, 35(Database issue), D422–D426. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkl881
Arshinoff, Bradley I., Garret Suen, Eric M. Just, Sohel M. Merchant, Warren A. Kibbe, Rex L. Chisholm, and Roy D. Welch. “Xanthusbase: adapting wikipedia principles to a model organism database.Nucleic Acids Res 35, no. Database issue (January 2007): D422–26. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkl881.
Arshinoff BI, Suen G, Just EM, Merchant SM, Kibbe WA, Chisholm RL, et al. Xanthusbase: adapting wikipedia principles to a model organism database. Nucleic Acids Res. 2007 Jan;35(Database issue):D422–6.
Arshinoff, Bradley I., et al. “Xanthusbase: adapting wikipedia principles to a model organism database.Nucleic Acids Res, vol. 35, no. Database issue, Jan. 2007, pp. D422–26. Pubmed, doi:10.1093/nar/gkl881.
Arshinoff BI, Suen G, Just EM, Merchant SM, Kibbe WA, Chisholm RL, Welch RD. Xanthusbase: adapting wikipedia principles to a model organism database. Nucleic Acids Res. 2007 Jan;35(Database issue):D422–D426.
Journal cover image

Published In

Nucleic Acids Res

DOI

EISSN

1362-4962

Publication Date

January 2007

Volume

35

Issue

Database issue

Start / End Page

D422 / D426

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • User-Computer Interface
  • Myxococcus xanthus
  • Models, Biological
  • Internet
  • Genome, Bacterial
  • Encyclopedias as Topic
  • Developmental Biology
  • Databases, Nucleic Acid
  • 41 Environmental sciences
  • 34 Chemical sciences