Dear Ciliate Researchers,
Today we are pleased to launch the Ichthyophthirius Genome Database (IchDB) at  This service is based on the same Wiki platform as the Tetrahymena Genome Database and will accept updates directly from the ciliate research community.  At present we provide a Genome Browser, a BLAST server, and a database containing descriptions, domain info, GO annotations, and sequences.  No registration is necessary in order to view the data posted on IchDB, but you must be logged in if you wish to make edits or add information.  To receive a login ID and password, please visit the IchDB Registration page (

Please feel free to send comments, suggestions, or questions about IchDB to us at [log in to unmask]
Nick Stover
Nicholas A. Stover, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Bradley University
Peoria, IL  61625