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dbEST database update

John Morris john.morris at FRODO.MGH.HARVARD.EDU
Thu Aug 4 16:02:53 EST 1994

The Arabidopsis dbEST reports on AAtDB Research Companion Gopher have just
been updated.  The new update from NCBI contains 3443 additional sequence
reports, for a total of 7956 Expressed Sequence Tags.  In addition to
the sequence, reports also include brief descriptions of matches to protein
and nucleotide databases, as well as source information and other data.

In order to look for interesting seqences, search for key words on the
AAtDB Research Companion gopher.  Use the "and"  operator to limit the
number hits and the "*" character for matching the beginning of a string.
You might try 'regulation and initiation', or you might try 'viru*' to pull
out matches to virus, virulence etc.
(Don't actually use the ' marks).

To reach the AAtDB gopher server, on many computers with a Gopher client
you can simply type:
        gopher weeds.mgh.harvard.edu

For users of the Macintosh application TurboGopher you can select the "Another
Gopher..."  option under the file menu and enter:

Or if you do not have a Gopher client but have telnet access you can use:
        telnet weeds.mgh.harvard.edu
then enter the username: gopher
no password is required.

Once you are connected select option 5. Arabidopisis Information
Follow that with option 9. Arabidopsis cDNA Sequences in dbEST.

A menu pops up and you may start entering search words.


John Morris
Curator, AAtDB project
Dept of Molecular Biology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston MA 02114

email john.morris at frodo.mgh.harvard.edu
fax   617-726-6893
voice 617-726-5935

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