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BIO520 Bioinformatics Jim Lund
What types of data are available?
What is a database?
What are Genbank and Entrez?
What does a typical entry look like?
How does one use the database?
What is a Biological Database?
An organized body of persistent data and associated computer software for updating, querying, and retrieving data records.
Collection of records and files
Organized for a particular purpose
The database is separate from the interface and can have several interfaces.
NCBI Protein can be searched by protein name or using BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool).