Promotional texts about BioGopher and other Bio net resources????

Don Gilbert gilbertd at
Thu Nov 18 18:43:18 EST 1993

Here is an short blurb -- just a summary aimed at an 
Indiana U audience.  I put it together quickly, accuracy
and good descriptions may be lacking here ---------------

Internet Gopher is an information distribution system. It
combines features of electronic bulletin board services and
databases, allowing you to either browse a hierarchy of
information, or to search for the information you need using
full-text indices. Gopher can also store links to public
Telnet services, phone book servers, WAIS and more.
Internet Gopher is a very simple but powerful way to bring
information from anywhere, locally or world-wide, to your
personal computer.  It is easy to set up gopher servers, and
very easy to use the gopher clients.

The IUBio Biology Archive is available through Internet
Gopher. You will find links to other biology gophers, and
all other gopher servers, at this site.  Through the IUBio
Biology Gopher, you can, for instance, fetch sequence
entries from Genbank or Swiss Protein by accession number,
name, author, keywords.

There is much diverse information stored on various Gopher
servers: computer documentation, phone books, news, weather,
library databases, books, recipes, etc.

The Best of the BioGophers
Here is a selection of some of the 125 or more Gopher
servers that specialize in biological sciences.  You can
find links to these in the IUBio Gopher Other-Bio-Gophers
IUBio Archive at Indiana U., --
 an archive of freely available biology software and data,
 GenBank & other databank searches, biosequence search
 services, FlyBase, Bionet news archive.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Gopher, -- a well constructed BioGopher for
 molecular biology data.
National Science Foundation Gopher, --
 current NSF grant information.
Computational Biology at Johns Hopkins U., -- A well organized BioGopher
 with lots of links and biotech/genetic information.
Human Genome Data Base (GDB) at Johns Hopkins, -- lots of human genome data.
Biodiversity and Biological Collections, -- good selection of taxonomic and
 organismal information.
IU Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, -- a new local BioGopher
 including animal behavior and ecology info.
Long-Term Ecological Research Network (LTERnet), -- information from the LTER project
Protein Data Bank gopher, -- search and
 fetch protein coordinate data and molecule pictures.
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Gopher, -- the NCBI archive of molecular
 biology data and software
Australian National Botanical Gardens, -- a
 library of plant information
Smithsonian Institution's Natural History Gopher,
Wood's Hole Marine Biological Laboratory,
World Health Organization (WHO),

Arabidopsis Genome,
Caenorhabditis Genome,,
Chlamydomonas Genome,
Drosophila Genome,
Fungal Genome,
Human Genome,,,
Maize Genome,
Plant Genome,
Poplar Genome,
Saccharomyces Genome,
Soybean Genome,
Triticeae Genome,

-- d.gilbert--biocomputing--indiana u--bloomington--gilbertd at

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