ConTEdb is a comprehensive database of transposable elements (TEs) in the genomes of Conifers. Conifers are the largest and most ubiquitous group of gymnosperms. Sequencing conifer genomes is relevant because of their taxonomic position, ecological significance, and economic importance. There are three kinds of complete genome sequencing of conifers at present, namely, Picea abies, Picea glauca and Pinus taeda. Using the genome sequences of published, we constructed ConTEdb, and hope this database will contribute to the studies for conifer functional genomics. As more coniferous genomes sequencing are completed, the database will also be constantly updated and perfected.
We thank all the team members who have advice during this work. We are grateful to GENE DENOVO company for their technology support.
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31600541) and National key research and development program.