A distributed infrastructure for life-science information
The CAZy platform is based on the sequence-based families and curation efforts underlying the CAZy database (www.cazy.org), updated monthly since its launch in September 1998. The platform performs the analysis of finished genomes in order to identify the encoded enzymes for the assembly and breakdown of complex carbohydrates. The enzymes currently covered in our analyses include glycoside hydrolases, glycosyltransferases, polysaccharide lyases, carbohydrate esterases, and auxiliary redox proteins such as lytic polysaccharide mono-oxygenases. On a collaborative basis the plateform can analyze other genomic and metagenomic datasets.