SARS genome released on UCSC Genome Browser

Friday, May 23, 2003

The UCSC Genome Bioinformatics Group has released a genome browser and BLAT server for the SARS coronavirus. The browser, which is based on gene sequences deposited into GenBank as of 14 April 2003, provides seven annotations showing gene predictions, locations of putative proteins, and viral RNA and protein alignments. Of particular note are the protein structure analysis and predictions, determined by using the Sequence Alignment and Modeling (SAM) T02 tool.