AcePerl is an object-oriented Perl interface for the AceDB database. It provides functionality for connecting to remote AceDB databases, performing queries, fetching ACE objects, and updating databases. The programmer's API is compatible with the JADE Java API, and interoperable with the API used by BoulderIO. . AceDB is a genome database system developed since 1989 primarily by Jean Thierry-Mieg (CNRS, Montpellier) and Richard Durbin (Sanger Institute). It was originally developed for the C.elegans genome project , from which its name was derived (A C. elegans DataBase).