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Title

 

 

 

 

 

WebSat - A Web Software for MicroSatellite marker development

Authors

 

Wellington S. Martins1, *, Divino Cesar. S. Lucas2 , Kelligton F. S. Neves2 and David J. Bertioli3

Affiliation

 

 

1Instituto de Informatica, Universidade Federal de Goias, Brazil; 2Departamento de Computacao, Universidade Catolica de Goias, Brazil; 3Pos-graduacao em Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica de Brasilia, and Cenargen/Embrapa, Brazil

 

Email

 

wellington@inf.ufg.br; * Corresponding author

Article Type

 

Web Server

Date

 

received December 20, 2008; accepted December 28, 2008; published January 12, 2009

Abstract

Simple sequence repeats (SSR), also known as microsatellites, have been extensively used as molecular markers due to their abundance and high degree of polymorphism. We have developed a simple to use web software, called WebSat, for microsatellite molecular marker prediction and development. WebSat is accessible through the Internet, requiring no program installation. Although a web solution, it makes use of Ajax techniques, providing a rich, responsive user interface. WebSat allows the submission of sequences, visualization of microsatellites and the design of primers suitable for their amplification. The program allows full control of parameters and the easy export of the resulting data, thus facilitating the development of microsatellite markers.

 

Keywords

molecular-marker; microsatellite; SSR; primer; web-software

Citation

Martins et al., Bioinformation 3(6): 282-283 (2009)

Edited by

P. Kangueane

ISSN

0973-2063

Publisher

Biomedical Informatics

Copyright

Publisher

Copyright Transfer Agreement

 

The authors of published articles in Bioinformation automatically transfer the copyright to the publisher upon formal acceptance. However, the authors reserve right to use the information contained in the article for non commercial purposes.

 

License

 

This is an open-access article, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, for non-commercial purposes, provided the original author and source are credited.