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Viruses 2016, 8(3), 66;

Linking Virus Genomes with Host Taxonomy

Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
SGI Japan, Ltd., Yebisu Garden Place Tower 31F, 4-20-3 Ebisu Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-6031, Japan
Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, IGS UMR 7256, 13288 Marseille, France
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Academic Editor: Eric O. Freed
Received: 15 December 2015 / Revised: 23 February 2016 / Accepted: 25 February 2016 / Published: 1 March 2016
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Environmental genomics can describe all forms of organisms—cellular and viral—present in a community. The analysis of such eco-systems biology data relies heavily on reference databases, e.g., taxonomy or gene function databases. Reference databases of symbiosis sensu lato, although essential for the analysis of organism interaction networks, are lacking. By mining existing databases and literature, we here provide a comprehensive and manually curated database of taxonomic links between viruses and their cellular hosts. View Full-Text
Keywords: virus-host interactions; database; taxonomy; GenomeNet; KEGG; genomes virus-host interactions; database; taxonomy; GenomeNet; KEGG; genomes

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Mihara, T.; Nishimura, Y.; Shimizu, Y.; Nishiyama, H.; Yoshikawa, G.; Uehara, H.; Hingamp, P.; Goto, S.; Ogata, H. Linking Virus Genomes with Host Taxonomy. Viruses 2016, 8, 66.

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