mtDNAmanager

A Web-based tool for the management and quality analysis of mitochondrial DNA control-region sequences

Hwan Young Young, Injee Song, Eunho Ha, Sung-Bae Cho, Woo Ick Yang, Kyoung Jin Shin

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Abstract

Background: For the past few years, scientific controversy has surrounded the large number of errors in forensic and literature mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) data. However, recent research has shown that using mtDNA phylogeny and referring to known mtDNA haplotypes can be useful for checking the quality of sequence data. Results: We developed a Web-based bioinformatics resource "mtDNAmanager" that offers a convenient interface supporting the management and quality analysis of mtDNA sequence data. The mtDNAmanager performs computations on mtDNA control-region sequences to estimate the most-probable mtDNA haplogroups and retrieves similar sequences from a selected database. By the phased designation of the most-probable haplogroups (both expected and estimated haplogroups), mtDNAmanager enables users to systematically detect errors whilst allowing for confirmation of the presence of clear key diagnostic mutations and accompanying mutations. The query tools of mtDNAmanager also facilitate database screening with two options of "match" and "include the queried nucleotide polymorphism". In addition, mtDNAmanager provides Web interfaces for users to manage and analyse their own data in batch mode. Conclusion: The mtDNAmanager willprovide systematic routines for mtDNA sequence data management and analysis via easily accessible Web interfaces, and thus should be very useful for population, medical and forensic studies that employ mtDNA analysis. mtDNAmanager can be accessed at http://mtmanager.yonsei.ac.kr.

Original languageEnglish
Article number483
JournalBMC Bioinformatics
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov 17

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Mitochondrial DNA
Web-based
DNA
Probable
DNA Sequence
Mutation
DNA sequences
Haplotype
Phylogeny
Data Management
Polymorphism
Batch
Screening
Bioinformatics
Data analysis
Diagnostics
Databases
Query
Nucleotides
Information management

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics

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Young, Hwan Young ; Song, Injee ; Ha, Eunho ; Cho, Sung-Bae ; Yang, Woo Ick ; Shin, Kyoung Jin. / mtDNAmanager : A Web-based tool for the management and quality analysis of mitochondrial DNA control-region sequences. In: BMC Bioinformatics. 2008 ; Vol. 9.
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mtDNAmanager : A Web-based tool for the management and quality analysis of mitochondrial DNA control-region sequences. / Young, Hwan Young; Song, Injee; Ha, Eunho; Cho, Sung-Bae; Yang, Woo Ick; Shin, Kyoung Jin.

In: BMC Bioinformatics, Vol. 9, 483, 17.11.2008.

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