Keyword, author GB retrieval on UH Gene-Server: GB r.69, PIR r.29

Dan Davison dbd at THEORY.BCHS.UH.EDU
Mon Oct 7 22:32:47 EST 1991


The UH Gene-Server has been updated with new data and software as well
as new retrieval capabilities.

GenBank(tm) release 69 is now available on the server. In addition,
keyword and limited author searching is available (finally!).  The
keyword search relies on the KEYWORD line in each GenBank entry.  The
command 
        SEND KEYWORD COLLAGEN
will result in a listing of all the *entries* containing the keyword
COLLAGEN being returned to you. Since there can be *many* entries this
service does NOT return the entries themselves. You must send a
        SEND LOCUS locus1 locus2 locus3
where "locus1 locus2 locus3" are the names of the entries in which you
are interested.  

Similarly, a *limited* author search is available with the SEND AUTHOR
command: 
        SEND AUTHOR DAVISON
will return the names of any entries by any author whose last name
begins with DAVISON. As with KEYWORD searches, the list that is
returned consists of the entry names which can be retrieved with a
"SEND LOCUS locus1 locus2..." command. The limitation is that if an
author's name does not appear on the AUTHOR line in a GenBank entry we
currently miss it. (Yes, it's a programming problem).

Citation retrieval will be available in the next few weeks.

PIR Release 29 is also available on the Gene-Server with the usual
commands, SEND PIR-HELP for introductory information. The author and
keyword search service is not available at this time: use
FILESERV at GUNBRF.BITNET for full PIR searching services.


Software added to the Gene-Server:
MAC:
 321934 Oct  7 17:54 e-mail_info.hqx  Guess what?
  72473 Oct  7 17:54 pete's_program_list.txt  P. Markewitz program list
 135908 Oct  7 17:54 mac_in_mol_biology.txt   P. Markewitz mac molbio list
 265236 Oct  7 17:54 format.hqx   General text editor by P. Markewitz
 219978 Oct  7 17:53 align.hqx  P. Markewitz port of Dolittle's align. pgm
VMS:
  14686 Sep 28 23:50 blast-shell.txt S. Clark DCL Shell for network BLAST

The Gene-Server is accessed by electronic mail at
        gene-server at bchs.uh.edu
from the Internet or
        gene-server%bchs.uh.edu at CUNYVM
from BITNET.  For other mail systems, consult your local network
experts.

ANONYMOUS FTP:
A limited selection of the files available from the Gene-Server are
also available for anonymous FTP at menudo.uh.edu:
/var/ftp/pub/gene-server/{mac,dos,vms,pir,unix}/*. For complete FTP
service use Don Gilbert's archive at ftp.iubio.indiana.edu (Western
hemisphere) or nic.funet.fi (other side of the pond).  The European
e-mail software server is at EMBL, NETSERV at embl-heidelberg.de.

Questions or comments are always welcome, to
gene-server-management at bchs.uh.edu or davison at uh.edu.

dan
-- 
dr. dan davison/dept. of biochemical and biophysical sciences/univ. of
Houston/4800 Calhoun/Houston,TX 77054-5934/davison at uh.edu/DAVISON at UHOU
Disclaimer: As always, I speak only for myself, and, usually, only to
myself.






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