Gene Search

Vertebrate TimeCapsule

Vertebrate TimeCapsule (VTcap) is a publicly available gene database for investigations aimed at elucidating the evolutionary process of the vertebrate developmental systems. Sequence data derived from large-scale sequencing analyses in emerging model organisms are deposited. The detailed information of the analyses, the BLAST search and a sophisticated keyword search are available in this data base.

VTcap EST Project

The VTcap EST project aims to develop a gene database to represent evolution and development.
The goal of the project is to provide a fundamental database to investigate evolution and development by combination with other environmental data.

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BLAST Search


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Your sequence Database Program
Amino acid EST tblastn
Nucleotide EST tblastx (6-frame translated nucleotide sequence)
blastn (nucleotide vs nucleotide)

EST Database:
Cloudy dogfish [S. torazame] UniGene #2
Hagfish [E. burgeri] UniGene #2


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The query sequence is filtered for low complexity regions by default.
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Expect    Matrix Perform ungapped alignment

Query Genetic Codes (blastx only)

Database Genetic Codes (tblast[nx] only)

Frame shift penalty for blastx

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