Genome Databases


Genome databases are repositories of DNA sequences from many different species of plants and animals. They are linked electronically to supportive databases to aid in interpretation of the sequence data.

Keywords: informatics; bioinformatics; DNA sequencing; genomics; computational biology

Further Reading

Benson DA, Boguski MS, Lipman DJ et al. (1999) GenBank. Nucleic Acids Research 27: 12–17.

Blake JA, Richardson JE, Davisson MT, Eppig JT and the Mouse Genome Database Group (1999) The Mouse Genome Database (MGD): genetic and genomic information about the laboratory mouse. Nucleic Acids Research 27: 95–98.

Cole ST, Brosch R, Parkhill J et al. (1998) Deciphering the biology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from the complete genome sequence. Nature 393: 537–544.

Durbin R and Thierry‐Mieg J (1991) A C. elegans Database. Documentation, code and data available from anonymous FTP servers at: [], [cele.mrc‐] and [].

Edwards KJ, Thompson H, Edwards D et al. (1992) Construction and characterization of a yeast artificial chromosome library containing three haploid maize genome equivalents. Plant Molecular Biology 19: 299–308.

FlyBase (1999) The FlyBase database of the Drosophila genome projects and community literature. Nucleic Acids Research 27: 85–88.

McKusick VA (1998) Mendelian Inheritance in Man. Catalogs of Human Genes and Genetic Disorders, 12th edn. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Missler M and Sudhof TC (1998) Neurexophilins form a conserved family of neuropeptide‐like glycoproteins. Journal of Neuroscience 18: 3630–3638.

Shoemaker RC (1999) Soybean genomics from 1985–2002. AgBiotechNet 1: 1–4.

Watson JD (1990) The Human Genome Project: past, present and future. Science 248: 44–51.

Wilcox KW and Smith HO (1975) Isolation and characterization of mutants of Haemophilus influenzae deficient in an adenosine 5′‐triphosphate‐dependent deoxyribonuclease activity. Journal of Bacteriology 122: 443–453.

Bacteria Database, [] and []

C. elegans Database, []

Celera, []

dbSNP, []

DDBJ, []

ELSI, []

Fly Database (FlyBase), []

GenBank, []

GenomeWeb, [‐gen‐db‐genome.html]

Human Database, [‐gen‐db‐genome.html]

Incyte, []

Jackson Laboratories, []

Legume Database (Soybase), [‐bin/WebAce/webace?db=soybase]

Maize Database, []

Mosquito Database, []

Myriad Genetics, []

National Agricultural Library, []

National Human Genome Research Institute, []

NCBI, []

OMIM, []

Other animal genome databases (ArkDB), []

Puffer Fish Database, []

The Institute of Genome Research (TIGR), []

Tilapia Database, [‐bin/arkdb/browsers/]

Yeast Database, [http://genome‐] and []

Zebrafish Database, []

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Carroll, Marion L, Nguyen, Son V, and Batzer, Mark A(May 2001) Genome Databases. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003027]