Welcome to ABCdb, the database on ABC systems in completely sequenced prokaryotic genomes

ABCdb is a public resource devoted to the ATP-binding Cassette (ABC) transporters encoded by completely sequenced prokaryotic genomes. In order to establish, in a complete genome, the repertory of ABC systems, we have to: i) identify the different partners, ii) assemble the partners in putative systems, and iii) classify the system into the correct functional subfamily (Quentin et al., 2002). The main pitfalls were the identification of loosely conserved domains and the assembly of partners encoded by genes dispersed over the chromosome. In order to face the avalanche of newly sequenced genomes, we decided to also feed into the database the raw prediction issued by this automatic procedure, before time consuming review by an expert occurs. Therefore, the database comprises two sections: CleanDb, for data checked by an expert and AutoDb for raw data. more...

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ABCdb: an online resource for ABC transporter repertories from sequenced archaeal and bacterial genomes. Fichant, G., Basse, M.-J., and Quentin, Y. (2006) FEMS Microbiol Lett . 256(2), 333-9.
PMID: 16499625