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Nucleic Acids Res. 2008 Jan;36(Database issue):D475-9. Epub 2007 Nov 2.

The Genomes On Line Database (GOLD) in 2007: status of genomic and metagenomic projects and their associated metadata.

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  • 1University of Chicago, Department of Medicine, Chicago, Genome Biology Program, Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, USA.

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The Genomes On Line Database (GOLD) is a comprehensive resource that provides information on genome and metagenome projects worldwide. Complete and ongoing projects and their associated metadata can be accessed in GOLD through pre-computed lists and a search page. As of September 2007, GOLD contains information on more than 2900 sequencing projects, out of which 639 have been completed and their sequence data deposited in the public databases. GOLD continues to expand with the goal of providing metadata information related to the projects and the organisms/environments towards the Minimum Information about a Genome Sequence' (MIGS) guideline. GOLD is available at http://www.genomesonline.org and has a mirror site at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Crete, Greece at http://gold.imbb.forth.gr/

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