Meiobase: A comprehensive database for meiosis

Hao Li, Fanrui Meng, Chunce Guo, Yingxiang Wang, Xiaojing Xie, Tiansheng Zhu, Shuigeng Zhou, Hong Ma, Hongyan Shan, Hongzhi Kong

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Meiosis is a special type of cell division process necessary for the sexual reproduction of all eukaryotes. The ever expanding meiosis research calls for an effective and specialized database that is not readily available yet. To fill this gap, we have developed a knowledge database MeioBase (, which is comprised of two core parts, Resources andTools. In the Resources part, a wealth of meiosis data collected by curation and manual review from published literatures and biological databases are integrated and organized into various sections, such as Cytology, Pathway, Species, Interaction, and Expression. In theTools part, some useful tools have been integrated into MeioBase, such as Search, Download, Blast, Comparison, My Favorites, Submission, and Advice. With a simplified and efficient web interface, users are able to search against the database with gene model IDs or keywords, and batch download the data for local investigation. We believe that MeioBase can greatly facilitate the researches related to meiosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number728
JournalFrontiers in Plant Science
Issue numberDEC
StatePublished - Dec 16 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Plant Science


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