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In Biomedical Sciences, databases are used for a number of functions, crucially including finding protein and gene sequence information. They are divided into two groups:<br>  
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In [[Bioinformatics|Bioinformatics]], databases are used for a number of functions, crucially including finding [[protein|protein]] and [[Gene|gene]] sequence information. They are divided into two groups:<br>  
  
 
== Primary Databases  ==
 
== Primary Databases  ==
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*Databases of Proteins: [http://pir.georgetown.edu/ PIR], [http://mips.helmholtz-muenchen.de/proj/ppi/ MIPS], [http://www.ebi.ac.uk/uniprot SwissProt and TrEMBL]  
 
*Databases of Proteins: [http://pir.georgetown.edu/ PIR], [http://mips.helmholtz-muenchen.de/proj/ppi/ MIPS], [http://www.ebi.ac.uk/uniprot SwissProt and TrEMBL]  
*Databases of DNA Sequences: [http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ena/ EMBL], [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genbank/ GenBank], [http://www.ddbj.nig.ac.jp/ DDBJ]
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*Databases of DNA Sequences: [http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ena/ EMBL], [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genbank/ GenBank], [http://www.ddbj.nig.ac.jp/ DDBJ]<br>
 
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== Secondary Databases  ==
 
== Secondary Databases  ==
  
Contain selected sequences which are compiled by scientists analysing the available Primary Databases. Usually contain sequences chosen for their similarities: for example, [http://prosite.expasy.org/ ProSite] focuses on functional motifs.&nbsp;.
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Contain selected sequences which are compiled by scientists analysing the available Primary Databases. Usually contain sequences chosen for their similarities: for example, [http://prosite.expasy.org/ ProSite] focuses on functional [[Motifs|motifs]].&nbsp;

Latest revision as of 02:24, 15 October 2013

In Bioinformatics, databases are used for a number of functions, crucially including finding protein and gene sequence information. They are divided into two groups:

Primary Databases

Aim to contain all protein or DNA sequence data - more is continually added as new discoveries are made. Include:

Secondary Databases

Contain selected sequences which are compiled by scientists analysing the available Primary Databases. Usually contain sequences chosen for their similarities: for example, ProSite focuses on functional motifs

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