PNRD: a plant non-coding RNA database.
Bottom Line: In 2010, we constructed a plant miRNA database named PMRD to meet the demand for miRNA research in plants.Improvements in PNRD are not only the larger amounts of data, but also better service, such as a more user-friendly interface, more multifunctional and browsing options and more background data for users to download.We also integrated currently prevalent technologies and toolkits to strengthen the capability of the database and provide a one-stop service for scientific users.
Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Biological Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China.Show MeSH
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Mentions: PNRD has several key characteristics to promote its capacity for functional search and analysis. Figure 2 shows the organizational structure of our database. Each ncRNA in PNRD has at most seven parts of annotated information: (i) basic information, (ii) sequence information, (iii) gene structure, (iv) function-related publication, (v) target information, (vi) RNA secondary structure and (vii) expression profile information. The literature-based search allows users to look up functional descriptions of related ncRNAs in the collected literature and three searching methods are provided to help users get what they need. Two prevalent tools focusing on ncRNA analysis were introduced into PNRD: miRanalyzer (30) and CPC (33) toolkits.
Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Biological Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China.