Welcome to OxyDB!

OxyDB is a user-updatable database of information about the Oxytricha trifallax genome sequence, determined at the Washington University Genome Sequencing Center. OxyDB provides information on the genome, genes, and proteins of Oxytricha based on analyses performed at Princeton University, scientific literature published by the Oxytricha research community, and other sources.

Please feel free to send comments, suggestions, or questions to us at ciliate-curator@bradley.edu

What's New!


Feature Names Changed

Posted on 2013-08-13 by ciliate-curator

The standardized feature names have been changed to replace the underscores with periods, as they are displayed in other lists. The names with the underscores have been added to each gene as an Alias, so it is still possible to find them using this nomenclature.

Oxytricha Genome Paper

Posted on 2013-02-08 by ciliate-curator

The Oxytricha trifallax genome paper has been published in PLoS Biology. Congratulations to Estienne Swart, Laura Landweber, and all the other contributors who made this project possible!
The Oxytricha trifallax Macronuclear Genome: A Complex Eukaryotic Genome with 16,000 Tiny Chromosomes

A nice review article describing the unique biology of Oxytricha and related ciliates was also published by Mary Hoff in the same issue:
Tantalizing Glimpses into a Fragmented Genome

OxyDB is now online

Posted on 2012-03-06 by ciliate-curator

OxyDB is the new hub for information about the genes and proteins of the ciliated protozoan Oxytricha trifallax. OxyDB currently displays the most recent gene/protein sequences and functional annotations for this species from the Washington University Genome Sequencing Center, Princeton University, and other sources. In order to keep the information in our database as current as possible, we invite members of the Oxytricha research community to add and update these annotations to reflect published research. Check back here for updates as we continue to develop and improve this website.