Send to

Choose Destination
Microbiology. 1995 Feb;141 ( Pt 2):261-8.

SubtiList: a relational database for the Bacillus subtilis genome.

Author information

Unité de Régulation de l'Expression Génétique, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.


In the framework of the international collaborative project aiming to sequence the whole Bacillus subtilis chromosome, we have created a relational database for managing and analysing information associated with the molecular genetics of this bacterium: SubtiList. It allows recovery of non-redundant DNA sequences of the B. subtilis genome, as well as related information, i.e. genes, proteins, etc. A logical structure has been designed with appropriate links between the different objects, and a set of procedures has been implemented for data updating and management. The database is organized around a core constituted by all known contigs of B. subtilis, i.e. sets of non-redundant sequences created from original entries in the EMBL data library. A user-friendly interface has been developed to make the database easy to consult. Sequence analysis tools have been integrated into the database, such as a program for rapid similarity searching of protein data banks, and a powerful DNA pattern searching program. Thanks to the consistency of SubtiList, we have performed a codon usage analysis by Factorial Correspondence Analysis, and a study of the distribution of the isoelectric points of known proteins of B. subtilis. The SubtiList database is available through anonymous ftp (address '' or IP number, directory '/pub/GenomeDB/SubtiList').

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Ingenta plc
Loading ...
Support Center