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Q: EST Databases other than GDB?

Gregory M. Acland gma2 at cornell.edu
Tue Jan 20 22:51:22 EST 1998

Wolfgang Schechinger wrote:
>> Are there other (even commercial) databases than GDB that hold
>> searchable records of expressed sequence tags (ESTs)?

and "Dr. Rob Miller" <spam at house.med.und.ac.za> replied

>You can search the Sequence Tag Alignment and Consensus Knowledgebase
>(STACK) at <http://www.sanbi.ac.za> or <http://www.ncgr.org>.  This
>contains GDB and some TIGR sequences, but has the advantage that it
>has been clustered to reduce duplication and noise.

But the STACK consensi do not give you directly the ESTs online -- so are
mostly useless.

A better way to access the equivalent data is thru TIGR's HGI Sequence Search

and  The TIGR Human Gene Index (HGI) web page

In my experience, the TIGR THCs are far more useful and informative than
the STACK consensi.

TIGR also has a webpage
but the search engine here is really screwy -- it doesn't return hits that
are clearly in the TIGR database (because you can get them at the other


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