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Bioinformatics. 2004 Nov 1;20(16):2883-5. Epub 2004 May 14.

GeneRecords: a relational database for GenBank flat file parsing and data manipulation in personal computers.

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  • 1Center for Research into Molecular Genetics Fondazione CARISBO, Institute of Histology and General Embriology, University of Bologna, Via Belmeloro, 8-40126 Bologna, Italy.


Extracting the desired data from a database entry for later analysis is a constant need in the biological sequence analysis community; GeneRecords 1.0 is a solution for GenBank biological flat file parsing, as it implements a structured representation of each feature and feature qualifier in GenBank following import in a common database managing system usable in a personal computer (Macintosh and Windows environments). This collection of related databases enables the local management of GenBank records, allowing indexing, retrieval and analysis of both information and sequences on a personal computer.


The current release, including the FileMaker Pro runtime application (built for Windows and Macintosh environments), is freely available at

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