autoSNPdb FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
This is a list of common questions regarding autoSNPdb and answers to those questions. For further information, please read the help guide.
If you have a question that's not answered here or in the help guide. Please contact .

Where can I find a detailed description of the methodology used in autoSNPdb?

The method for SNP discovery is described in several papers, including:

1. Savage D, Batley J, Erwin T, Logan E, Love CG, Lim GAC, Mongin E, Barker GLA, Spangenberg GC and Edwards D. (2005) SNPServer: A Realtime SNP Discovery tool. Nucleic Acids Research 33: D656-D659
2. Batley J, Barker G, O'Sullivan H, Edwards KJ and Edwards D. (2003) Mining for Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms and Insertions/Deletions in Maize Expressed Sequence Tag Data. Plant Physiology 132: 84-91
3. Barker G, Batley J, O'Sullivan H, Edwards KJ and Edwards D. (2003) Redundancy Based Detection of Sequence Polymorphisms in Expressed Sequence Tag Data using AutoSNP. Bioinformatics 19:421-422

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Have the SNPs been validated? How have the SNPs been validated?

Initial validation was performed on a subset of maize SNPs (see Batley et al 2003).

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Which Species are available now?

Currently the only species available is Barley.

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Which Species should be available soon?

We plan to add Wheat and Brassica soon.

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Can I get autoSNPdb for my own species?

autoSNPdb should work for any species, if you're interested in using autoSNPdb for your own species, please contact .

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What sequences do you use and where do the sequences come from?

autoSNPdb concentrates on finding SNPs from EST sequences. All of the EST sequences used in the autoSNPdb databases were
downloaded from the NCBI GenBank public database. autoSNPdb is also compatible with Roche 454 sequences.

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Can I submit my own sequences?

If you have sequence data you'd like to include please contact .

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How do I report Bugs?

You can report bugs to .

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Why doesn't this site work in Internet Explorer?

This site will run perfectly with Mozilla Firefox but not with Internet Explorer.
We chose Firefox as our primary development platform as it is free and available for a wide range of operating systems.


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When I move to a new Contig the image looks like the previous one and I cannot click on it. What has happened?

This is a feature of Firefox. Press refresh and the image will change to the current Contig.

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I have a great idea about how to improve this site. How do I contact the developers?

We always appreciate suggestions. Please contact .

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How do I cite this site?

The method for SNP discovery is described in several papers, including:

1. Savage D, Batley J, Erwin T, Logan E, Love CG, Lim GAC, Mongin E, Barker GLA, Spangenberg GC and Edwards D. (2005) SNPServer: A Realtime SNP Discovery tool. Nucleic Acids Research 33: D656-D659
2. Batley J, Barker G, O'Sullivan H, Edwards KJ and Edwards D. (2003) Mining for Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms and Insertions/Deletions in Maize Expressed Sequence Tag Data. Plant Physiology 132: 84-91
3. Barker G, Batley J, O'Sullivan H, Edwards KJ and Edwards D. (2003) Redundancy Based Detection of Sequence Polymorphisms in Expressed Sequence Tag Data using AutoSNP. Bioinformatics 19:421-422

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