REBASE 9110 now a WAIS server

Thon de Boer deboer at
Mon Oct 21 17:48:36 EST 1991

I have added a new database to my WAIS server at
It contains the Restriction Enzyme database of Richard Roberts, REBASE 9110.
Not only can it be searched with normal keywords, but it can also use the
recognition sequence as a keyword.
It also contains the references to the articles.
Here is the .src file.
   :version  3 
   :ip-address ""
   :ip-name ""
   :tcp-port 9000
   :database-name "rebase"
   :cost 0.00 
   :cost-unit :free 
   :maintainer "deboer at"
   :description "Server created with WAIS release 8 b3.1 on Oct 21 19:24:31 1991 by deboer at
This server contains the REBASE restriction enzyme database of Richard Roberts,
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, version 9110 (25 Sep 1991).
The database can also be searched with the recognition sequence.
In the database, a "^" is used to indicate a restriction site.
I've indexed the database in such a way that when a sequence is used as a keyword
(for instance CCCGGG) it will find all the sequences regardless of where exactly
the enzyme cuts (So it will find CCC^GGG (SmaI) but also C^CCGGG (XmaI)).
Information about the database is available by using rebase as keyword.
The references are also part of this database.
They are indexed in such a way that the number of the reference
(as it appears in field <6>) PLUS a dot "." must be used as a keyword,
in order to get the reference. (13. etc.)

Now there are 3 databases at 9000 which can be searched
via a WAIS client :
ec : EC Enzyme database of Amos Bairoch
compounds : CompoundKB database with metabolism compounds by Peter Karps
rebase : REBASE 9110 Restriction enzyme database

Thon de Boer

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