Expansion of CYORF into an integrated, extensible
knowledge resource for the cyanobacteriological community

  I. Goals of project
 II. A view of the future
III. Make your own suggestions

I. Goals of project

To take advantage of the breadth and connectivity within the cyanobacteriological community and the genomic resources available to build an interactive tool to access and manipulate integrated experimental and genomic knowledge regarding cyanobacteria, building upon CYORF, an active web-based community knowledge base.
II. A view of the future
Obviously, the proposed website does not yet exist. Nonetheless, you can get an idea of the utility of the site through mock screen shots (as PowerPoint presentations) that have been designed to simulate how people might use the site to address certain questions. Please let these examples inspire you to think about what features YOU would want in a database and interface. If you have any trouble viewing these scenarios, please let me know.
Scenario 1: Knowledge entry: Orf of which little is known; Overview of annotation page
Scenario 2: Knowledge entry: Orf with available experimental data; Propagation of assertions to other records
Scenario 3: The anotation process:  Start-site testing; Dynamic alignments
Scenario 4: Analysis: Discovery of possibly coregulated genes; Loops and Boolean operations
Scenario 5: Analysis: Discovery of possible regulatory motifs; Set operations
Scenario 6: Analysis: Tools for directly examining sequence and features
III. Make your own suggestions
Tatsuo Omata
Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences
Nagoya University
Chikusa, Nagoya 464
Nagoya, JP-464-8601  JAPAN

E-mail: Omata@nuagr1.agr.nagoya-u.ac.jp
Tel: +81 52 789 4106
Fax: +81 52 789 4107

Jeff Elhai
Dept. of Biology & Center for the Study of Biological Complexity 
1000 W. Cary St. 
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23284 U.S.A.

E-mail: ElhaiJ@VCU.Edu
Tel: 1-804-828-0794
Fax: 1-804-828-0503