Review of GXD

Title: Gene Expression Database (GXD)

 

URL: http://www.informatics.jax.org/mgihome/GXD/aboutGXD.shtml

 

Date Reviewed: May 20,2001

 

Description: GXD is a database for storing mouse gene expression data. The query to the database is free. It also provides links to other relevant resources placing this expression information within a larger biological and analytical context.

 

Strengths: It is a good source to find EST by different kinds of querying requirements such as tissue, chromosome location, age, and strains. It will save researchers a lot of time to find his/her favorite EST.

 

Weaknesses: GXD includes a data set of RT-PCR data reporting expression data for 517 genes, it is not comprehensive. The interface of the query form looks complicated and not friendly for users.

 

Comprehensiveness: The database may mainly focus on the gene expression data on mouse development. It is not a good place to find gene expression information except development.

 

Timeliness:

 

Ease of Use: the interface is not friendly for users.

 

Responsiveness: good

 

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Overall Evaluation: ***

Reviewer: Jin Li

Email: meihan_li@hotmail.com