*GOBASE is no longer supported nor functional as of April 2017.*


GOBASE is a taxonomically broad organelle genome database that organizes and integrates diverse data related to mitochondria and chloroplasts. GOBASE is currently expanding to include information on representative bacteria that are thought to be specifically related to the bacterial ancestors of mitochondria and chloroplasts

The current version of GOBASE, release 25, is based on GenBank release 175 and was released in June 2010. This release includes 177,000 new mitochondrial sequences and 41,000 new chloroplast sequences.

Unfortunately, funding for GOBASE has expired, so this will be the last update. Maintenance of GOBASE will cease at the end of August 2010 and the contact address will also become defunct at this time.

Users are requested to cite GOBASE in any publication making use of GOBASE data. The preferred reference is:

GOBASE - an organelle genome database

O'Brien, Emmet A., Zhang, Yue, Wang, Eric, Marie, Veronique, Badejoko, Wole, Lang, B. Franz and Burger, Gertraud.
Nucleic Acids Res. 37:D946-950 (2009)

Full text available here



Support for GOBASE has been provided by operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC), and the Canadian Genome Analysis and Technology Program (CGAT), by salary support for G. Burger, MW. Gray and BF. Lang from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR), Program in Evolutionary Biology, and by generous equipment grants from Sun Microsystems.

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