Summary of services from UH server
dbd at THEORY.BCHS.UH.EDU
Tue Jun 5 13:10:34 EST 1990
SUMMARY OF THE SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM THE UH SERVER
This note briefly summarizes the data and programs available from the
The address of the server is
genbank-server at bchs.uh.edu (NSFNet)
genbank-server%bchs.uh.edu at CUNYVM (BITNET/EARN/NETNORTH etc.)
1) GenBank(tm) sequences
Start by getting the HELP file from the server
Index files are retrieved by
SEND INDEX index-file-name
Entries are retrieved by
SEND LOCUS locus-name locus-name2 locus-name3...
SEND ACCESSION accession-1 accession-2 accession3...
2) PIR (Protein Information Resource) protein sequences
Start by getting the help file which includes the top-level index
and then a specific index file:
SEND PIR-INDEX protein.dat-c
Individual entries are retrieved with
SEND PIR-ENTRY sequence-name sequence-name2 sequence-name3...
Release notes can be obtained with
3) Search the protein database via e-mail:
A help file is available from
SEND PIR-SEARCH HELP
And searches can be performed by sending a properly
formatted sequence to
pir-search at bchs.uh.edu (NSFNet)
Users on IBM mainframe or mainframe clone systems see the
4) Molecular biology software
Start by getting an overview:
Specific indices can be retrieved with one or more of:
SEND MAC INDEX
SEND DOS INDEX
SEND VMS INDEX
SEND UNIX INDEX
Specific software can be retrieved with:
SEND MAC name1 name2 name3 name4...
SEND DOS name1 name2 name3 name4...
SEND VMS name1 name2 name3 name4...
5) Matrix of Biological Knowledge Project information
SEND MATRIX HELP
SEND MATRIX INDEX
6) Molecular-evolution bboard archives:
SEND MOLEVOL HELP
SEND MOLEVOL INDEX
7) The Richard Roberts Restriction enzyme data and reference files:
8) The software and PIR database is available via anonymous
FTP to lavaca.uh.edu [126.96.36.199], in the directory genbank-server.
We will try, but may very well not be able to respond to every
request for help; this is a completely volunteer effort.
Questions about the server should be directed to:
genbank-server-management at bchs.uh.edu (NFSNet)
genbank-server-management%bchs.uh.edu at CUNYVM (BITNET, etc.)
By popular demand, "genbank-server-managment" also works.
dan davison and Jack E. Chappelear
GenBank is a trademark of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Genbank-server is not associated with, nor funded by, DHHS, NIH, or
any of the contractors on the GenBank project.
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