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How to cite Repbase

General references

General References apply to all applications of Repbase, also known as Repbase Update, to data analysis (e.g. to sequence annotations using CENSOR, RepeatMasker or XBLAST). If you use Repbase in your work please cite one of the following papers:

  • Bao, W., Kojima, K.K., Kohany, O. Repbase Update, a database of repetitive elements in eukaryotic genomes. Mob DNA, 2015;6:11
  • Jurka, J., Kapitonov, V.V., Pavlicek, A., Klonowski, P., Kohany, O., Walichiewicz, J. (2005) Repbase Update, a database of eukaryotic repetitive elements. Cytogentic and Genome Research 110:462-467
  • Jurka, J. Repbase Update: a database and an electronic journal of repetitive elements. Trends Genet.9:418-420 (2000)
  • Jurka, J. Repeats in genomic DNA: mining and meaning. Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol.8:333-337 (1998).

Specific references

Specific references refer to original contributions to Repbase. Specific references must include: name of the author(s) listed at particular entry; name of the sequence; URL and the release number or date.

Specific references apply to all original information published in Repbase and directly related to your original data. Specific references are available only with the EMBL format but not with the FASTA or RepeatMasker format.


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