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Xanthusbase

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Short name Xanthusbase
Full name Myxococcus xanthus databse
Description Xanthusbase (http://www.xanthusbase.org), a model organism database for the bacterium Myxococcus xanthus, functions as a collaborative information repository based on Wikipedia principles.
URL http://www.xanthusbase.org
Year founded 2006
Last update & version 2012-11-23    v1.0
Availability Free to all users
University/Institution hosted Syracuse University
Address 900 South Crouse Ave Syracuse, NY 13244
City Syracuse
Province/State NY
Country/Region United States
Contact name Roy D. Welch
Contact email rowelch@syr.edu
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  • Xanthusbase after five years expands to become Openmods. [PMID: 22116063]

    Philip C Pratt-Szeliga, Aaron D Skewes, Jinyuan Yan, Laura G Welch, Roy D Welch
    Nucleic acids research 2012:40(Database issue)
    1 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-01-29)

    Abstract: Xanthusbase (http://www.xanthusbase.org), a model organism database for the bacterium Myxococcus xanthus, functions as a collaborative information repository based on Wikipedia principles. It was created more than 5 years ago to serve as a cost-effective reference database for M. xanthus researchers, an education tool for undergraduate students to learn about genome annotation, and a means for the community of researchers to collaboratively improve their organism's annotation. We have achieved several goals and are seeking creative solutions to ongoing challenges. Along the way we have made several important improvements to Xanthusbase related to stability, security and usability. Most importantly, we have designed and implemented an installer that enables other microbial model organism communities to use it as a MOD. This version, called Openmods, has already been used to create Xenorhabdusbase (http://xenorhabdusbase.bact.wisc.edu), Caulobacterbase (http://caulobacterbase.bsd.uchicago.edu) and soon Bdellovibriobase.

  • Xanthusbase: adapting wikipedia principles to a model organism database. [PMID: 17090585]

    Bradley I Arshinoff, Garret Suen, Eric M Just, Sohel M Merchant, Warren A Kibbe, Rex L Chisholm, Roy D Welch
    Nucleic acids research 2007:35(Database issue)
    15 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-01-29)

    Abstract: 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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Myxococcus xanthus
genome

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  • Created on: 2015-06-20
  • Curated by:
    • Hongyan Yin [2016-03-29]
    • Mengwei Li [2016-02-14]
    • Hongyan Yin [2015-11-25]
    • Hongyan Yin [2015-06-26]
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