Chapter 3. The GenBank Sequence

  1. Andreas D. Baxevanis3 and
  2. B. F. Francis Ouellette4
  1. Ilene Karsch-Mizrachi1 and
  2. B. F. Francis Ouellette2

Published Online: 11 JAN 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471223921.ch3

Bioinformatics: A Practical Guide to the Analysis of Genes and Proteins, Volume 43, Second Edition

Bioinformatics: A Practical Guide to the Analysis of Genes and Proteins, Volume 43, Second Edition

How to Cite

Karsch-Mizrachi, I. and Ouellette, B. F. F. (2001) The GenBank Sequence, in Bioinformatics: A Practical Guide to the Analysis of Genes and Proteins, Volume 43, Second Edition (eds A. D. Baxevanis and B. F. F. Ouellette), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471223921.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Genome Technology Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

  2. 4

    Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, Children's and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia, University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

  2. 2

    Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, Children's and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2002
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471383901

Online ISBN: 9780471223924

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Keywords:

  • primary databases;
  • secondary databases;
  • form;
  • content;
  • computers vs. humans;
  • GenBank flatfile

Summary

This chapter serves as an introduction to the major public sequence database used by biologists, its content, and the importance of its structure (as described in the previous chapter). There are discussions of primary and secondary databases, format vs. content, and the GenBank flatfile. Three appendices appear at the end of the chapter.