SMART: recent updates, new developments and status in 2015.
Bottom Line: The underlying protein databases were synchronized with UniProt, Ensembl and STRING, bringing the total number of annotated domains and other protein features above 100 million.SMART's 'Genomic' mode, which annotates proteins from completely sequenced genomes was greatly expanded and now includes 2031 species, compared to 1133 in the previous release.Taxonomic tree displays in SMART have been significantly improved, and can be easily navigated using the integrated search engine.
Affiliation: Biobyte solutions GmbH, Bothestr 142, 69126 Heidelberg, Germany.Show MeSH
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Mentions: The current SMART version introduces completely re-designed protein annotation pages, with a new, vector-based protein schematic display engine (Figure 1). SMART protein schematics (‘bubblograms’) are now drawn using an Adobe Flash-based applet, greatly improving user experience. Schematics can be zoomed and exported into high resolution bitmap images. A function box within the interactive viewer provides access to several additional functions, for example, allowing users to toggle the display of intron positions or to navigate among various alternative representations of proteins containing overlapping domain predictions.
Affiliation: Biobyte solutions GmbH, Bothestr 142, 69126 Heidelberg, Germany.