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Title: Genome databases

Abstract

Since the Genome Project began several years ago, a plethora of databases have been developed or are in the works. They range from the massive Genome Data Base at Johns Hopkins University, the central repository of all gene mapping information, to small databases focusing on single chromosomes or organisms. Some are publicly available, others are essentially private electronic lab notebooks. Still others limit access to a consortium of researchers working on, say, a single human chromosome. An increasing number incorporate sophisticated search and analytical software, while others operate as little more than data lists. In consultation with numerous experts in the field, a list has been compiled of some key genome-related databases. The list was not limited to map and sequence databases but also included the tools investigators use to interpret and elucidate genetic data, such as protein sequence and protein structure databases. Because a major goal of the Genome Project is to map and sequence the genomes of several experimental animals, including E. coli, yeast, fruit fly, nematode, and mouse, the available databases for those organisms are listed as well. The author also includes several databases that are still under development - including some ambitious efforts that go beyondmore » data compilation to create what are being called electronic research communities, enabling many users, rather than just one or a few curators, to add or edit the data and tag it as raw or confirmed.« less

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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5602639
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Science (Washington, D.C.); (United States); Journal Volume: 254:5029
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; GENETIC MAPPING; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; CHROMOSOMES; DATA PROCESSING; DNA SEQUENCING; DROSOPHILA; ESCHERICHIA COLI; MAN; MICE; NEMATODES; PROTEIN STRUCTURE; YEASTS; ANIMALS; ARTHROPODS; ASCHELMINTHES; BACTERIA; DIPTERA; EUMYCOTA; FLIES; FRUIT FLIES; FUNGI; HELMINTHS; INSECTS; INVERTEBRATES; MAMMALS; MAPPING; MICROORGANISMS; PLANTS; PRIMATES; PROCESSING; RODENTS; STRUCTURAL CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; VERTEBRATES; 550400* - Genetics

Citation Formats

Courteau, J. Genome databases. United States: N. p., 1991. Web. doi:10.1126/science.1925577.
Courteau, J. Genome databases. United States. doi:10.1126/science.1925577.
Courteau, J. Fri . "Genome databases". United States. doi:10.1126/science.1925577.
@article{osti_5602639,
title = {Genome databases},
author = {Courteau, J.},
abstractNote = {Since the Genome Project began several years ago, a plethora of databases have been developed or are in the works. They range from the massive Genome Data Base at Johns Hopkins University, the central repository of all gene mapping information, to small databases focusing on single chromosomes or organisms. Some are publicly available, others are essentially private electronic lab notebooks. Still others limit access to a consortium of researchers working on, say, a single human chromosome. An increasing number incorporate sophisticated search and analytical software, while others operate as little more than data lists. In consultation with numerous experts in the field, a list has been compiled of some key genome-related databases. The list was not limited to map and sequence databases but also included the tools investigators use to interpret and elucidate genetic data, such as protein sequence and protein structure databases. Because a major goal of the Genome Project is to map and sequence the genomes of several experimental animals, including E. coli, yeast, fruit fly, nematode, and mouse, the available databases for those organisms are listed as well. The author also includes several databases that are still under development - including some ambitious efforts that go beyond data compilation to create what are being called electronic research communities, enabling many users, rather than just one or a few curators, to add or edit the data and tag it as raw or confirmed.},
doi = {10.1126/science.1925577},
journal = {Science (Washington, D.C.); (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 254:5029,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Oct 11 00:00:00 EDT 1991},
month = {Fri Oct 11 00:00:00 EDT 1991}
}