wFleaBase: the Daphnia genome database

John K Colbourne, Vasanth R Singan, Don G Gilbert

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wFleaBase is a database with the necessary infrastructure to curate, archive and share genetic, molecular and functional genomic data and protocols for an emerging model organism, the microcrustacean Daphnia. Commonly known as the water-flea, Daphnia's ecological merit is unequaled among metazoans, largely because of its sentinel role within freshwater ecosystems and over 200 years of biological investigations. By consequence, the Daphnia Genomics Consortium (DGC) has launched an interdisciplinary research program to create the resources needed to study genes that affect ecological and evolutionary success in natural environments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45
JournalBMC Bioinformatics
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2005


  • Animals
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Graphics
  • Daphnia
  • Database Management Systems
  • Databases, Factual
  • Databases, Genetic
  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Evolution, Molecular
  • Genetics, Population
  • Genome
  • Genomics
  • Information Services
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Internet
  • Software


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