When it comes to creating data, we have never been so productive. But the more we have, the harder it is to interpret and share.
CrustyBase aims to unite our scientific efforts by serving as a community database for crustacean transcriptome data. Find new datasets with the Data Browser, then use the BLAST tool to find specific sequences within them.
Funding for site development
10th May 2022
Great news! A.Prof Tomer Ventura has directed some funding towards development of new features on CrustyBase, which means that we expect some new additions to the site over the next 6 months. Watch this space for updates!
Service outage tonight
10th March 2022
The host of CrustyBase, QRIScloud, has scheduled an outage this evening while firmware updates are applied. This means that CrustyBase will go offline some time after 17:00 AEST today for about 30 minutes. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Grab a snack, call a friend and we'll be back online in no time!
Bug fix: Domain download error
10th December 2021
Last night we got an error report for a failed domain plot download. This was caused by erroneous blank domain records that had found their way into this dataset during import. The blank records have been removed and the dataset should now be functional again. This should not have affected any results taken from this dataset.
Dataset: Penaeus monodon [agIKWkLzq3IB49SMor6zgwxuo]
CrustyBase on new infrastructure
25th November 2021
You may not have noticed, but CrustyBase just moved to the new Nectar infrastructure on AARNet. What does this mean? Not much for our day-to-day users, but you may notice slight improvements to the general speed of the website due to faster disk IO and better processors.
Bug fix: BLAST parsing error
16th August 2021
CrustyBase reported a bug on the weekend which was raised while trying to render a very short BLAST alignment (8AA!). The issue has been fixed.
If you have access to crustacean transcriptomes, why not share them with the world?
We allow two levels of data access, so you can even share data without exposing the raw data needed for publishing. We hope that this will enable more collaboration and prevent researchers from missing out on data that would have enabled discoveries.Import data
CrustyBase started with a great dataset that we really wanted to share.
By utilizing the unique life history of the rock lobster, we generated a transcriptome series providing novel insights into arthropod development.