Dotlet is a program for comparing sequences by the diagonal plot method. It is designed to be platform-independent and to run in a Web browser, thus enabling the majority of researchers to use it. AVAILABILITY: The applet can be tested at http://www.isrec.isb-sib.ch/java/dotlet/ Dotlet.html, and the source code is available upon request. CONTACT: Thomas.Junier Marco.Pagni @isrec.unil.ch SUPPLEMENTARY: The full documentation about d o t l e t is available from the above URL.
The eukaryotic promoter database (EPD)
Perier RC, Junier T, Bonnard C, Bucher P Nucleic Acids Res. 2000 Jan 1;28(1):302-3 PMID: 10592254
The Eukaryotic Promoter Database (EPD) is an annotated non-redundant collection of eukaryotic POL II promoters for which the transcription start site has been determined experimentally. Access to promoter sequences is provided by pointers to positions in nucleotide sequence entries. The annotation part of an entry includes a description of the initiation site mapping data, exhaustive cross-references to the EMBL nucleotide sequence database, SWISS-PROT, TRANSFAC and other databases, as well as bibliographic references. EPD is structured in a way that facilitates dynamic extraction of biologically meaningful promoter subsets for comparative sequence analysis. WWW-based interfaces have been developed that enable the user to view EPD entries in different formats, to select and extract promoter sequences according to a variety of criteria, and to navigate to related databases exploiting different cross-references. The EPD web site also features yearly updated base frequency matrices for major eukaryotic promoter elements. EPD can be accessed at http://www.epd.isb-sib.ch