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MRD: a microsatellite repeats database for prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes

Subbaya Subramanian1, Vamsi M Madgula2, Ranjan George2, Rakesh K Mishra1, Madhusudhan W Pandit1, Chandrashekar S Kumar2 and Lalji Singh1*

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1 Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Uppal Road, Hyderabad 500 007, India

2 Ingenovis, ilabs ltd., 97, Road No.3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, 500 034, India

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Genome Biology 2002, 3:preprint0011-preprint0011.13  doi:10.1186/gb-2002-3-12-preprint0011

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Published: 13 November 2002


MRD is a database system to access the microsatellite repeats information of genomes such as archea, eubacteria, and other eukaryotic genomes whose sequence information is available in public domains. MRD stores information about simple tandemly repeated k-mer sequences where k= 1 to 6, i.e. monomer to hexamer. The web interface allows the users to search for the repeat of their interest and to know about the association of the repeat with genes and genomic regions in the specific organism. The data contains the abundance and distribution of microsatellites in the coding and non-coding regions of the genome. The exact location of repeats with respect to genomic regions of interest (such as UTR, exon, intron or intergenic regions) whichever is applicable to organism is highlighted. MRD is available on the World Wide Web at webcite and/or webcite. The database is designed as an open-ended system to accommodate the microsatellite repeats information of other genomes whose complete sequences will be available in future through public domain.