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Biochimie. 1996;78(5):364-9.

WWW-query: an on-line retrieval system for biological sequence banks.

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Laboratoire de Biométrie, Génétique et Biologie des Populations, Université Claude-Bernard Lyon-1, Villeurbanne, France.


We have developed a World Wide Web (WWW) version of the sequence retrieval system Query: WWW-Query. This server allows to query nucleotide sequence banks in the EMBL/GenBank/DDBJ formats and protein sequence banks in the NBRF/PIR format. WWW-Query includes all the features of the on-line sequences browsers already available: possibility to build complex queries, integration of cross-references with different data banks, and access to the functional zones of biological interest. It also provides original services not available elsewhere: introduction of the notion of re-usable sequence lists, integration of dedicated helper applications for visualizing alignments and phylogenetic trees and links with multivariate methods for studying codon usage or for complementing phylogenies.

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