Patho-Genes.org: a website dedicated to gene sequences of potential bioterror bacteria and PCR primers used to amplify them.
Bottom Line: Pathogenic agents can be very hard to detect, and usually they do not cause illness for several hours or days.To improve the speed and the accuracy of detection tests and satisfy the needs of early diagnosis, molecular biology methods such as PCR are now used.Data generated have been organized in the form of data sheet for each gene, which are available through multiple browser panels and query systems.
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Mentions: Data provided by this website are freely available. One can choose a pathogenic bacterium from the homepage by selecting a species or by providing primers. Table 1 lists the main information available. A browsing system allows consulting the data sheet of a given gene (Fig. 1). Genes can be selected from an alphabetical list of gene or protein names, or from a ranked list of the most sequenced or the most divergent genes. The ranking of most sequenced genes is based on the number of sequences available in INSDC databases (the International Nucleotide Sequence Databases Collaboration between Japanese, European and American nucleotide databases, respectively, DDBJ, ENA and GenBank). The ranking of most divergent genes is based on the number of unique sequences for a gene, giving a rough idea of its intraspecific divergence.
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