This database contains expertly curated molecular and biological information on genes proven to affect the outcome of pathogen-host interactions. Information is also given on the target sites of some anti-infective chemistries.
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Curation errors
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 address:
contact@phi-base.org

Missing entries
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 address.
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.


Contributions
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.

Version: 3.8 Last revision: 01/07/15
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