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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, databases are used for a number of functions, crucially including finding protein and gene sequence information. They are divided into two groups:<br>  
  
 
== Primary Databases  ==
 
== Primary Databases  ==
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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;

Revision as of 20:25, 14 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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