In order to extend the range of tools available to MicroScope users, we aim to develop the platform functionalities dedicated prediction, annotation and exploration of genomic regions. These genomic regions include specialized gene clusters (ie, encoding for secretion systems, CRISPR systems, Biosynthetic Gene Clusters, operons, etc.), phage or GI / integrons regions.
New prediction tools will be integrated to MicroScope pipeline such as MacSyFinder and integron_Finder. At the same time, we will work on the concepts of annotation of complex genomic objects by also integrating cross-references to specialized databases. It will also be necessary to work on the graphical representation of these new objects in the MicroScope Genome Browser.
People: Johan Rollin, David Vallenet, Alexandra Calteau