MonarchBase: the monarch butterfly genome database

Check out this new open access database of the monarch genome!


figure from Zhan and Reppert (2013)

Components of MonarchBase and their connections. See Zhan and Reppert (2013) for more detail.

“As monarchs are famous for their long-distance migration, the biological interpretation of the genome has focused on genes potentially involved in the migration. We have manually annotated more than 1000 genes of biological interest for monarch migration biology and curated more than 100 chemoreception gene.”

Read the author’s paper published in Nucleic Acids Research

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