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J Biotechnol. 2006 Aug 5;124(4):629-39. Epub 2006 Jun 6.

Bioinformatics database infrastructure for biotechnology research.

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EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton Hall, Hinxton, Cambs CB10 1SD, UK.


Many databases are available that provide valuable data resources for the biotechnological researcher. According to their core data, they can be divided into different types. Some databases provide primary data, like all published nucleotide sequences, others deal with protein sequences. In addition to these two basic types of databases, a huge number of more specialized resources are available, like databases about protein structures, protein identification, special features of genes and/or proteins, or certain organisms. Furthermore, some resources offer integrated views on different types of data, allowing the user to do easy customized queries over large datasets and to compare different types of data.

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