Friday, May 25, 2007

Fun With Entrez

Let the sequencing battle begin!!!!

  • Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria): 50 nucleotide sequences, 26 protein sequences
  • Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha): 386 nucleotide sequences, 63 protein sequences
  • Nutria (Myocastor coypus): 81 nucleotide sequences, 39 protein sequences
  • Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis): 25 nucleotide sequences, 11 protein sequences
  • Brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis): 32 nucleotide sequences, 5 protein sequences
  • Northern snakehead (Channa argus): 52 nucleotide sequences, 46 protein sequences
  • Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis): 238 nucleotide sequences, 89 protein sequences
  • Frog Chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis): 439 nucleotide sequences, 3 protein sequences

Decision goes to: Zebra mussel, with a combined 449 sequences. Go Team Zebra Mussel!!!


Anonymous said...

Of course you might need to compare kb rather than number of sequences to be truly fair. Do you know what researchers are doing with these sequences? Phylogenetics? Looking for ways to disrupt function?

Jennifer Forman Orth said...

Oh that's not Fun With Entrez, that's Work With Entrez :-).

From my general perusal, mostly people submitting sewuences are using them for phylogenetic studies or to trace invaders to their "home country."