RecountDB: A database of mapped and count corrected transcribed sequences

Edward Wijaya, Martin C. Frith, Kiyoshi Asai, Paul Horton

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The field of gene expression analysis continues to benefit from next-generation sequencing generated data, which enables transcripts to be measured with unmatched accuracy and resolution. But the high-hroughput reads from these technologies also contain many errors, which can compromise the ability to accurately detect and quantify rare transcripts. Fortunately, techniques exist to ameliorate the affects of sequencer error. We present RecountDB, a secondary database derived from primary data in NCBI's short read archive. RecountDB holds sequence counts from RNA-seq and 5′ capped transcription start site experiments, corrected and mapped to the relevant genome. Via a searchable and browseable interface users can obtain corrected data in formats useful for transcriptomic analysis. The database is currently populated with 2265 entries from 45 organisms and continuously growing. RecountDB is publicly available at:

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)D1089-D1092
JournalNucleic acids research
Issue numberD1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics

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