This search looks through the comments and the abstracts of papers that have been submitted in association with different genes. The comments are submitted by various users as part of our data collection process, and represent a short description of the gene, its function, or processes that it may be involved in.
This search will also look through the abstracts of all literature articles submitted to the MRG. When a scientist makes a submission to the MRG, she is required to provide the Pubmed IDs of papers supporting information that she provides, as one means of insuring that our data is accurate.
This search can be used to search for genes that are expressed at a specific time or place. For instance, you may search for genes expressed in a certain cell types, or at specific times in the development or lifetime of the organism. As with all of our searches, the data searched is the sum of submissions made to the MRG to date.
Clicking on the 'Expression Search' button will cause a pop-up browser window to appear. This window has a collection of list-boxes and checkboxes that allow you to choose the time and location of expression that you like. Additionally, you can choose between RNA and Protein expression. The results will appear in the main browser window.
To search for a specific expression time or location, use the listboxes displayed in the window. These are multiple-entry listboxes, meaning that many items can be selected. In order to search on a range of times, select all the items in the listbox correspoding to the range you are interested in. The ranges need not be continuous.
Clicking on the 'Phenotype Search' button causes the Phenotypes search window to appear. Phenotypes in the MRG are organized into a tree-like hierarchy; descending the tree leads to more specific phenotypes.
In the phenotype tree, each link leads to a list of genes that have been associated with a phenotype at or below the level of the link. For example, suppose a gene as been associated with