CyanoBase: Visual presentation of information on the genome of Cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. strain PCC6803 through WWW

Makoto Hirosawa ([1]
Takakazu Kaneko ([2]
Satoshi Tabata ([3]

Kazusa DNA Research Institute,
1532-3 Yana-Uchino, Kisarazu-shi, Chiba 292 Japan


Kazusa DNA Research Institute launched a project of sequencing the entire genome of an unicellular cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. strain PCC6803 in 1994. The data that we gained through the project have been registered in public databases. But, it is not easy to properly grasp information on the cyanobacterium genome with only the information in the databases.

Now, we constructed CyanoBase, a data presentation system through WWW, that enables users to visualize the genomic information of this species. CyanoBase includes the additional information that are not described in public databases.