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Kumar, P. and Chaitanya, P.S. and Nagarajaram, H.A. (2011) PSSRdb: a relational database of polymorphic simple sequence repeats extracted from prokaryotic genomes. Nucleic Acids Research, 39 (Databa). D601-D605. ISSN 0305-1048

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PSSRdb (Polymorphic Simple Sequence Repeats database) (http://www.cdfd.org.in/PSSRdb/) is a relational database of polymorphic simple sequence repeats (PSSRs) extracted from 85 different species of prokaryotes. Simple sequence repeats (SSRs) are the tandem repeats of nucleotide motifs of the sizes 1-6 bp and are highly polymorphic. SSR mutations in and around coding regions affect transcription and translation of genes. Such changes underpin phase variations and antigenic variations seen in some bacteria. Although SSR-mediated phase variation and antigenic variations have been well-studied in some bacteria there seems a lot of other species of prokaryotes yet to be investigated for SSR mediated adaptive and other evolutionary advantages. As a part of our on-going studies on SSR polymorphism in prokaryotes we compared the genome sequences of various strains and isolates available for 85 different species of prokaryotes and extracted a number of SSRs showing length variations and created a relational database called PSSRdb. This database gives useful information such as location of PSSRs in genomes, length variation across genomes, the regions harboring PSSRs, etc. The information provided in this database is very useful for further research and analysis of SSRs in prokaryotes

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Dr P Divakar
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2015 10:17
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 10:17
URI: http://cdfd.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/448

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