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Tadasu Shin-i and Yuji Kohara
Genome Biology Lab.
National Institute of Genetics
Mishima 411-8540, JAPAN


The Kohara lab has been constructing an expression pattern map of the 100Mb genome of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans through EST analysis and systematic whole mount in situ hybridization. NEXTDB is the database to integrate all information from our expression pattern project. This is NEXTDB ver.4. in order to make the data available to the scientific community. Information available in the current version is as follows;
  1. Map: Visual expression of the relationships among the cosmids, predicted genes and the cDNA clones.
  2. Image: In situ hybridization images that are arranged by their developmental stages.
  3. Sequence: Tag sequences of the cDNA clones are available.
  4. Homology: Results of BLASTX search are available.

Conditions of use

Users of the data presented on our web pages should not publish the information without our permission and appropriate acknowledgment. The Kohara lab provides these data in good faith, but makes no warranty nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for any purpose for which the data are used. The database is still in embryonic phase, so, if you find any discrepancies in the data, please let us know straightaway.

Any suggestions and comments are also appreciated.

This work has been supported by CREST (Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology) of JST (Japan Science and Technology Corporation) and by a Grant-in-aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan.

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