In order to better understand microRNAs of interest it is of utmost importance to learn about the genomic conservation of these genes. The miRviewer web-server encompasses all known (and some novel) microRNAs of currently fully annotated animal genomes in a visual ‘birds-eye’ view representation. miRviewer provides a graphical outlook of the current microRNA world together with sequence alignments and secondary structures of each microRNA. As a test case the expression of several microRNAs in various animals were experimentally validated. Therefore miRviewer completes the homologous microRNA space with hundreds of unreported microRNAs.
miRviewer is available at: http://people.csail.mit.edu/akiezun/miRviewer
miRviewer: A multispecies microRNA homologous viewer.
Kiezun A, Artzi S, Modai S, Volk N, Isakov O, Shomron N.
BMC Res Notes. 2012 Feb 13;5(1):92. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 22330228 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]