What is it? The Genetic Information Research Institute (GIRI), founded in 1994 by Dr. Jerzy Jurka, is a private, nonprofit institution devoted to the study and characterization of repetitive or mobile DNA elements in eukaryotic species. The Institute maintains and develops Repbase, also known as Repbase Update, a database of representative repetitive sequences from eukaryotic species. Repbase is being used worldwide as the reference standard for annotating the presence of repetitive DNA in genomic data. GIRI publishes Repbase Reports, a monthly e-journal that reports newly identified repetitive DNA elements, which are subsequently stored and shared in Repbase. GIRI also provides computational tools (Censor and RepbaseSubmitter) and online services for screening and submission of the repeats.
Why use it? Database of representative repetitive sequences from eukaryotic species
Access: Available on networked computers on the MSU campus in Bozeman and via the proxy server. Unlimited number of simultaneous users.
Vendor: Phoenix Bioinformatics
Subjects: Cell Biology, Immunology, Microbiology
- Related Databases:
- SciFinder Web (Registration Required)
- BioCyc Database Collection
Total interactions: 263
Rank: 268 out of 275 databases
Rating: 1 out of 5 (based on 263 out of 2088297 total interactions with all of our databases)
Last updated: 2021-01-05 17:28:00