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Chapter 2 Web Search Terms

The major database sites are listed in Table 2.5. Using the names of these sites as search terms provided by a Web search machine should locate the current Web address. These sites are reproduced below along with other useful terms.

DDBJ The DNA database of Japan.
EMBL The European Molecular Biology Laboratory, the home of the EMBL sequence database. The powerful SRS sequence query and retrieval system is located at this site.
NCBI National Center for Biological Information at the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Also terms such as Entrez and LocusLink can provide more specific links at this site.
PIR The annotated Protein International Resource database.
READSEQ Sequence format interchange program.
SWISSPROT The SwissProt annotated protein sequence database.


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