UNIT 1.15 Using the Ensembl Genome Server to Browse Genomic Sequence Data

  1. Xosé M. Fernández-Suárez,
  2. Michael K. Schuster

Published Online: 1 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bi0115s16

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Fernández-Suárez, X. M. and Schuster, M. K. 2007. Using the Ensembl Genome Server to Browse Genomic Sequence Data. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 16:1.15:1.15.1–1.15.36.

Author Information

  1. European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2007
  2. Published Print: DEC 2006

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The Ensembl genome Web browser (http://www.ensembl.org) provides a comprehensive source of automatic annotation of the human genome sequence (as well as other species of biomedical interest), with confirmed gene predictions that have been integrated with external data sources. This unit describes how to use the Ensembl browser, how to find your gene or protein of interest and get information and external links about them, and how to use the comparative genomic data.


  • Automatic annotation;
  • genome web browser;
  • genome analysis;
  • gene prediction;
  • database integration;
  • data mining;
  • comparative genomics