CR-EST history and version information

Release v2.0 (2016/01/02) CR-EST was transfered to APEX 5.0. Several outdated features were removed.

Release v1.5 (2004/11/26) Following updates have been made since last version:
  • change of design and layout completed
  • improved database performance
  • new feature: search result navigation
  • new feature: search result download
  • new feature: quick access to recent search results (modified menu appearance)
  • new feature: structured and linked sequence details
  • new feature: FASTA download from sequence details

Release v1.4 (2004/08/15) Following updates have been made since last version:
  • change of design and layout
  • change of access procedure
  • new feature: examples added to each form
  • application improved: Gene Ontology mapping for CR-EST sequences
  • link to sequence download section

Release v1.3 (2004/06/07) Following updates have been made since last version:

  • new application added: Blast of one nucleotide sequence against CR-EST ESTs (blastn, tblastx, tblastn)
  • new application added: Gene Ontology mapping for CR-EST sequences
  • new feature: database statistics (status) put into graphs

Release v1.2 (2004/01/29) Following updates and fixes have been made since last version:
  • new application added: clone delivery status (only for named user)
  • new feature: sequence details now linked to a short blast result list
  • new feature: consensus sequence details now linked to list of all consensus sequences which are member of the same cluster or contig
  • new feature: sequence details now linked to a short pathway annotation list
  • application fixed: ORF finder now works for all organsims
  • external links to EMBL fixed
  • application improved: sequence alignment illustration optimized
  • new feature: organism database statistics put into graphs and interlinked
  • new feature: clustering project statistics and project details put into graphs
  • new feature: online help established

Release v1.1 (2003/09/15) Following updates and fixes have been made since last version:
  • completely new administration application menu with tools to manage and maintain CR-EST (only for administrator)
  • new application added: open reading frames finder (ORF finder)
  • NOTE: You have to install Java Web Start to use the ORF finder!
  • new application added: user settings for named users
  • new application added: clustering project overview and detailed statistics
  • application improved: login and menu screen adjustment and modification
  • application improved: cDNA libraries overview and details adjustment and modification
  • application improved: detailed database statistics for each organism
  • application improved: special queries adjustment and modification (only for named user)
  • application improved: further linking of application details views
  • new feature: navigation buttons in application form and result pages
  • adjustment of all pages to a consistent CR-EST design
  • new feature: total number of query result list and query time
  • several corrections of text errors
  • new feature: version information established


Release v1.0 (2003/07/21) First public version of the IPK Crop EST Database application. The CR-EST application offers following services:

  • login screen with selection of one crop organism
  • dynamically generated menu depending on user login (different large application offer)
  • sequence search for EST or consensus sequences with complex search forms and miscellaneous search criteria
  • search in results of previously accomplished Blast analyses for EST or consensus sequences with a complex search form and miscellaneous search criteria
  • display of seqence alignments and EST memberships in consensus sequences
  • annotation of EST and consensus sequences to biochemical pathways based on the DBOra database integration platform
  • display of detailed cDNA library information
  • special queries for specialized information retrieval and frequent repeated use (only for named user)
  • number statistic of current database state
  • cross-linking of application details views and linking to public databases
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