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ready Database of Orthologous Groups


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OrthoDB presents a catalog of eukaryotic orthologous protein-coding genes. Orthology refers to the last common ancestor of the species under consideration, and thus OrthoDB explicitly delineates orthologs at each radiation along the species phylogeny.


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Created in 2010


How to cite this record OrthoDB; Database of Orthologous Groups; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:20 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 18 2022 2:17 a.m.

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OrthoDB: the hierarchical catalog of eukaryotic orthologs in 2011.

Waterhouse RM., Zdobnov EM., Tegenfeldt F., Li J., Kriventseva EV.,
Nucleic Acids Res. 2011

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OrthoDB v8: update of the hierarchical catalog of orthologs and the underlying free software.

Kriventseva EV,Tegenfeldt F,Petty TJ,Waterhouse RM,Simao FA,Pozdnyakov IA,Ioannidis P,Zdobnov EM
Nucleic Acids Res 2014

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  • 31003A-125350 (Swiss National Sciences Foundation (SNCF))

  • 31003A_143936 (Swiss National Sciences Foundation (SNCF))

  • PDFMP3_137064 (Swiss National Sciences Foundation (SNCF))