tRNADB-CE : tRNA gene database curated manually by experts

Range Data base - link
Organism Various
Reference Abe T, Inokuchi H, Yamada Y, Muto A, Iwasaki Y, Ikemura T. tRNADB-CE: tRNA gene database well-timed in the era of big sequence data. Front Genet. 2014 May 1 5: 114. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2014.00114.PubMed ID24822057
Method Ref abstract: "The tRNA gene data base curated by experts "tRNADB-CE" ( link ) was constructed by analyzing 1,966 complete and 5,272 draft genomes of prokaryotes, 171 viruses', 121 chloroplasts', and 12 eukaryotes' genomes plus fragment sequences obtained by metagenome studies of environmental samples. 595,115 tRNA genes in total, and thus two times of genes compiled previously, have been registered, for which sequence, clover-leaf structure, and results of sequence-similarity and oligonucleotide-pattern searches can be browsed. To provide collective knowledge with help from experts in tRNA researches, [researchers] added a column for enregistering comments to each tRNA. By grouping bacterial tRNAs with an identical sequence, [they] have found high phylogenetic preservation of tRNA sequences, especially at the phylum level."
Comments Ref abstract: "Since many species-unknown tRNAs from metagenomic sequences have sequences identical to those found in species-known prokaryotes, the identical sequence group (ISG) can provide phylogenetic markers to investigate the microbial community in an environmental ecosystem. This strategy can be applied to a huge amount of short sequences obtained from next-generation sequencers, as showing that tRNADB-CE is a well-timed database in the era of big sequence data. It is also discussed that batch-learning self-organizing-map with oligonucleotide composition is useful for efficient knowledge discovery from big sequence data."
Entered by Uri M
ID 104389