SilkPathDB: Silkworm Pathogen Database

SilkPathDB is the first comprehensive database developed to provide information regarding the genome information of silkworm pathogens such as fungi (Beauveria bassiana, Metarhizium anisopliae), bacteria (Bacillus sp., Bacillus thuringiensis, Bacillus bombyseptieus), virus (NPV, CPV, DNV) and microsporidia (Nosema sp.). It is maintained by State Key Laboratory of Silkworm Genome Biology(SKLSGB), Southwest University (SWU), China. Various analysis tools like “SilkPathDBBLAST engine” for similarity search, “SilkPathGO” and “Search GO” for gene ontology search,“EuSecPred” and “ProSecPred” for protein search etc.have been provided in this database. Thisdata resource can help the researchers in elucidating the molecular mechanisms involved inpathogenesis thus providing self-defence and resistance against invasive pathogens.

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