Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, 2nd Edition

Chapter 2: Access To Sequence Data And Literature Information

This web page offers the web documents that are referred to in Chapter 2 of the book, as well as various resources. In this chapter we introduce GenBank and its companion databases, as well as the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). We introduce ways to access a variety of information (including Entrez at NCBI, protein databases such as UniProt, genome browsers such as those at Ensembl and UCSC, and biomedical literature via PubMed).

Web documents Pages Description
Web Document 2-1
Accession numbers of three myoglobin DNA and proteins
Web Document 2-2
Comparison of two versions of a human alpha globin DNA
Web Document 2-3
Comparisons of RefSeq and non-RefSeq accession numbers

Chapter 2 Resources
of the "access to information" lecture (November 2012, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, as a powerpoint, color pdf, grayscale pdf)
Moodle site. This teaching site includes quizzes and readings; non-registered students can enter as guests
Audio file of the lecture (November 2009); audiovisual files (1 and 2) from November 19, 2012
Reading assignment: GenBank (by Benson DA et al.; PMID: 18940867)
Key URLs: NCBI, Ensembl, European Bioinformatics Institute, UCSC Genome Browser