Exploration of genetic data from GenBank using web services

Artur Siążnik, Bożena Małysiak-Mrozek, Dariusz Mrozek


National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) collects huge amounts of data describing various biological organisms in several ways. These data are stored in appropriate databases, managed by the NCBI. GenBank is one of the world's most famous NCBI database storing tens of millions of nucleotide sequences of DNA and RNA. In this article, we present a new system designed to explore genetic data in the GenBank database. The search GenBank system not only allows to search and browse biological data in the GenBank, but also combine the GenBank database entries with items in other NCBI databases. Therefore, the search GenBank provides the cross-database exploration possibilities.


bioinformatics; DNA; RNA; database; web services

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21936/si2011_v32.n3B.220