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GMODWeb is a Web application that uses Chado, a flexible and modular schema for representing biological data. GMODWeb is based on Turnkey, a generic Web framework built on Apache, mod_perl, and SQLFairy. GMODWeb takes a basic Turnkey site built with the Chado schema and adds to the default templates to create a custom look and feel for GMOD. This GMODWeb skin includes code to display information using a variety of GMOD applications, including GBrowse. New model organism databases can use the GMODWeb skin as a starting point for creating a new organism website. See Making a New MOD for more information about his process.
Turnkey takes a relational schema of a given database as input and transforms it into a fully-functional and customizable website within minutes. This automated process frees developers to work on the content of a website rather than the underlying architectural details. For more detailed information see the "About Turnkey" section of the Turnkey home page.
- GMODWeb: a web framework for the generic model organism database,
- by Brian D O'Connor, Allen Day, Scott Cain, Olivier Arnaiz, Linda Sperling and Lincoln D Stein, Genome Biology 2008, 9:R102. The publication describing GMODWeb
- GMODWeb and Package Management
- presentation by Brian O'Connor at the January 2009 GMOD Meeting.