External Databases

DATABASE BROWSING
Name Description
BioMedSearch

Biomedical search engine that contains NIH/PubMed documents, a large collection of theses, dissertations, and other proprietary publications not found anywhere else for free, making it one of the most comprehensive and powerful free biomedical searches.

MAJOR BIOLOGICAL DATABASES
Name Description
UniProt/Swiss-Prot

A curated protein sequence database which provides a high level of annotation (such as the description of the function of a protein, its domains structure, post-translational modifications, variants, etc.), a minimal level of redundancy and high level of integration with other databases.
 

UniProt/TrEMBL

A computer-annotated supplement of Swiss-Prot that contains all the translations of EMBL nucleotide sequence entries not yet integrated in Swiss-Prot.
 

PROSITE

Secondary database consists of documentation entries describing protein domains, families and functional sites as well as associated patterns and profiles to identify them.
 

Animals - Invertebrates
Name Description
WormBase

Repository of mapping, sequencing and phenotypic information about the C. elegans and  related nematodes.

Fungi
Name Description
Ensembl Fungi

Genome-centric portal for fungal species of scientific interest.

Bacteria and Archaea
Name Description
CMR

The Comprehensive Microbial Resource displays information on all of the publicly available, complete prokaryotic genomes.

Ensembl Bacteria

Provides access to complete, annotated genomes from bacteria and archaea (present in the European Nucleotide Archive) through the Ensembl graphical user interface (genome browser).

Protists
Name Description
Ensembl Protists

Genome-centric portal for protist species of scientific interest.

Virus
Name Description
VIDA

Contains a collection of homologous protein families derived from ORFs from complete and partial virus genomes. For each family, you can get an alignment of the conserved regions, functional and taxonomy information, and links to DNA sequences and structures.

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