In this first release, REDIdb is limited to RNA editing events of organellar genes and genomes, even though the database is ready to receive edited sequences from nuclear and viral genomes as well.
The REDIdb has been created and will be maintained at the University of Calabria (Italy). It is currently and freely available at the following web address:
If you need more help on specific questions not described in these web pages, please, contact us using the form at the
Thank you very much for using REDIdb database.
The REDIdb staff
Teresa M.R. Regina
The REDIdb staff gratefully acknowledges J.P. Mower for providing an useful compilation of manually cured edited plant mitochondrial genes. A special thank is also addressed to the Centro di Eccellenza per il Calcolo ad Alte Prestazioni for making available computing facilities and the Area Informatica e Telematica (in particular Fabrizio Di Maio) of the Università della Calabria for providing technical support about the MySQL server. The REDIdb staff acknowledges also the people of the Molekulare Botanik Laboratory at the Universität Ulm for valuable and useful suggestions on REDIdb web interface.
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