FirmiData: a set of 40 genomes of Firmicutes with a curated annotation of ICEs and IMEs.

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From: BMC Research Notes(Vol. 15, Issue 1)
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Document Type: Report
Length: 1,181 words
Lexile Measure: 1310L

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Objectives 'Integrative and Conjugative Elements' (ICEs) and 'Integrative and Mobilizable Elements' (IMEs) are two classes of mobile genetic elements that are complex to detect and delineate. Therefore, they are yet poorly annotated in bacterial genomes. FirmiData provides to the scientific community of microbiologists and bioinformaticians a reference resource of annotated ICEs and of IMEs from Firmicutes. It illustrates their prevalence and their diversity but also gives information on their organization. FirmiData was designed to assist the scientific community in identifying and annotating these elements by using the sequences of these ICEs and IMEs for the identification of related elements in other genomes of Firmicutes. Therefore, Firmidata meets the needs of the scientific community. Data description Firmidata provides a manually curated annotation of 98 ICEs and 148 IMEs identified in 40 chromosomes of Firmicutes. The delineation at the nucleotide level of almost all of these elements allows for the characterization of the genes they carry. Keywords: Integrative and conjugative element, Integrative and mobilizable element, Mobile element, Conjugation

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A703224710