ACEDB 1-21 available via Gopher

Wed Sep 15 12:02:47 EST 1993

The information from ACeDB release 1-21 is now available via Internet
Gopher from

Once connected to the Gopher server select the
following menu item:

      5.  Arabidopsis Information (thale cress)/
 -->  6.  Caenorhabditis Inform/
      7.  Department of Molecular Biology, MGH/

Then the menus will change to:

 -->  1.  Help Searching the "<?>" databases.
      2.  ACEDB, A Caenorhabditis elegans Database (1-21) <?>
      3.  C. elegans Strains and Alleles (University of Texas)/
      4.  Caenorhabditis Genetics Center (CGC)/

See the Help document for more details on performing searches. The
ACEDB release 1-21 physcial map is also included in a text format. For
example: select menu item 2 and entering K09A10 . The search result
will be shown as:

 -->  1.  Clone_Pic : K09A10.
      2.  Contig : ctg1.

The Clone_Pic item looks like:

Clone_Pic : K09A10
Member of Contig: ctg1
Contig: ctg1 limits: -154 to 436
Limits of this partial view are: -117 to 53

This release of ACEDB include many abstracts from the Worm Breeder's
Gazette so you can search for general terms like kinase, neuro* or
homeo* to find several items of interest.

The Gopher .Link entry, for those that like this form, is:

Name=ACEDB, A Caenorhabditis elegans Database (1-21)

The ACEDB software for Unix X-windows and the ACeDB database is
developed and maintained by Richard Durbin (MRC-LMB, U.K.) and Jean
Thierry-Mieg (CNRS, France).

Durbin R and Thierry-Mieg J (1991). A C elegans Database Documentation
code and data available from Anonymous FTP servers at, and

Mike Cherry
cherry at

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