Scientists at the Carasso Center in France will use the ERGO system as part of its tools to analyze genomic and microarray data from lactic acid bacteria.
Optimized for analysis of microorganisms, ERGO integrates biological data from genomics, biochemistry, gene expression studies, genetics and literature.
Reaching beyond conventional systems for functional analysis of DNA sequences, Integrated Genomics' platform combines pattern-based analysis with comparative genomics and enables visualization of genes in the contexts of regulation, gene expression data, phylogeny, chromosomal neighborhoods and identification of natural gene fusions.
ERGO contains 900 genomes at various stages of completion, as well as the largest available collection of networked cellular pathways.
"As Danone is working on probiotics products, ERGO is a great database to help us to find probiotic functions in our strains," said Dr. Sophie Legrain-Raspaud, Team Leader in the Probiotic Gene identification group at the Danone Research Center in France.
In addition to licensing the ERGO software, Integrated Genomics and the Daniel Carasso Center have worked together for several years to sequence and analyze several strains of lactic acid bacteria.