Virulence Searcher: A tool for searching raw genome sequences from bacterial genomes for putative virulence factors

Anthony P. Underwood, A. Mulder, Saheer Gharbia, Jonathan Green

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Abstract

There is often a delay between completion of a genome sequence and its publication, mainly because of the lengthy process of annotation. For most researchers, the raw sequence alone does not easily yield the rich information it contains. An online tool (Virulence Searcher) has been designed that enables scientists interested in bacterial pathogenesis to search sequences from unannotated bacterial genomes for putative genes encoding virulence factors. This will facilitate an immediate start on important research into bacterial disease without having to wait for the annotated sequence to be published.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)770-772
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume11
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

Keywords

  • DNA sequences
  • Genome sequences
  • Online tool
  • Sequence data
  • Virulence Searcher
  • Virulence genes

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