The PHI-base consortium has taken every
care to ensure that the contents of of the database are as
accurate as possible. Each database release is preceeded by
an internal review and beta-testing phase. However, if you
spot an error in the database, we would be grateful if you
could report them to us using the following email
Currently only papers are included, where
the affected genes are characterised on the molecular level.
For successful parsing, all nominated papers need to have a
valid protein ID assigned by either EMBL, Genbank (NCBI) or
UniProtKB. Only in exceptional cases the molecular
information is entered manually. A further requirement for
inclusion of a gene into PHI-base is that a mutant organism
is tested on a host.
Additional missing publication entries
on any pathogenic species can be logged either by an author or another scientist to our PHIbase help-desk email
Note: Our coverage of the pathogen effector
literature is currently less advanced because we are developing an
online curation portal for authors in order to capture
additional information from each publication.
The PHI-base consortium welcomes suggestions for new database entries, additional detail and new functionality. Contributors will also be acknowledged either as co-authors or in the acknowledgment section of publications on PHI-base.