Welcome to ESTuber

A data bank of Tuber borchii EST sequences developed at the Istituto Biologia e Biotecnologia Agraria in the frame of the CNR Strategic Project "TUBER: biotecnologia della micorrizazione".

The ESTuber Project:

The ESTuber project is one of the objectives of the interistitutional research group founded by CNR and cooperating with international partners devoted to the implementation of genomics and functional genomics in truffle species.

The primary objectives of the research group are:

the development of an extensive EST database for Tuber species (ESTuber DB);
the analysis of several biochemical pathways based on oligonucleotide microarrays derived from ESTs collection;
the analysis of conserved genetic modules in truffle species and related filamentous fungi.

The current members of the research group are:

Istituto Biologia e Biotecnologia Agraria, IBBA-CNR, Milan Italy
Istituto Genetica Vegetale, IGV-CNR, Section Perugia Italy
Istituto per la Protezione delle Piante, IPP- CNR, Section Turin Italy
Istituto di Biologia e Patologia Molecolari, IBPM-CNR, Rome Italy
Dipartimento di Biochimica e Biologia Molecolare Università degli Studi di Parma Italy
Istituto di Chimica Biologica, Centro di Biochimica delle Proteine, Università di Urbino Italy
UMR INRA/UHP Interactions Arbres/Micro-Organismes, Centre de Recherches de Nancy, Champenoux, France

The ESTuber DB sequence collection:

The ESTuber DB is a collection of Tuber borchii EST sequences.
Sequenced clones belong to five libraries produced in three different labs:
Library T: CNR IBBA, Milan, Italy, Dr. Viotti's lab
Libraries IF and MF: CNR IPP, Turin, Italy, Prof. Bonfante's lab
Libraries LM and SM: UMR INRA/UHP, Nancy, France, Prof. Martin's lab
Sequence names in the database begin with the library-of-origin name.

The previous release of the ESTuber DB is available here: Estuber_Tlibrary

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The ESTuber DB has been developed by:

Dr. Barbara Lazzari and Dr. Andrea Caprera: bioinformaticists, programmers and db administrators
Dr. Barbara Lazzari and Dr. Cristian Cosentino: cDNA library production and sequences managment
Dr. Alessandra Stella and Dr. Luciano Milanesi: Bioinformatics units heads
Dr. Angelo Viotti: ESTuber project manager


The realization of this webDB is supported by:

Istituto Biologia e Biotecnologia Agraria, IBBA, CNR, Milan Italy
Istituto Tecnologie Biomediche, ITB, CNR , Milan Italy
Parco Tecnologico Padano, PTP, Lodi Italy
Centre for Bio-molecular Interdisciplinary Studies and Industrial Applications, CISI, Milan Italy

Contact us: info.estuber@ibba.cnr.it

Last update: March 2006