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Database (Oxford) January 1, 2013; 2013 bas046.

The Xenbase literature curation process.

Xenbase ( is the model organism database for Xenopus tropicalis and Xenopus laevis, two frog species used as model systems for developmental and cell biology. Xenbase curation processes centre on associating papers with genes and extracting gene expression patterns. Papers from PubMed with the keyword ''Xenopus'' are imported into Xenbase and split into two curation tracks. In the first track, papers are automatically associated with genes and anatomy terms, images and captions are semi-automatically imported and gene expression patterns found in those images are manually annotated using controlled vocabularies. In the second track, full text of the same papers are downloaded and indexed by a number of controlled vocabularies and made available to users via the Textpresso search engine and text mining tool.

PubMed ID: 23303299
PMC ID: PMC3540419
Article link: Database (Oxford)
Grant support: 5P41HD064556 NICHD NIH HHS , P41 HD064556 NICHD NIH HHS , P40 OD010997 NIH HHS

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Bowes, 2008, Pubmed, Xenbase [+]

Xenbase: The Xenopus laevis and X. tropicalis resource.
Version: 4.10.0

Major funding for Xenbase is provided by grant P41 HD064556