UNIT 1.1 The Importance of Biological Databases in Biological Discovery
Published Online: 1 SEP 2009
Copyright © 2009 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Bioinformatics
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Baxevanis, A. D. 2009. The Importance of Biological Databases in Biological Discovery. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 27:1.1.1–1.1.6.
- Published Online: 1 SEP 2009
- Published Print: SEP 2009
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Biological databases play a central role in bioinformatics. They offer scientists the opportunity to access a wide variety of biologically relevant data, including the genomic sequences of an increasingly broad range of organisms. This unit provides a brief overview of major sequence databases and portals, such as GenBank, the UCSC Genome Browser, and Ensembl. Model organism databases, including WormBase, the Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR), and those made available through the Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI) resource are also covered. Non-sequence-centric databases such as Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM), the Protein Data Bank (PDB), MetaCyc, and the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) are also discussed. Curr. Protoc. Bioinform. 27:1.1.1-1.1.6. © 2009 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- biological database;
- sequence database;
- structure database;
- model organisms;
- biological pathways