Ebola

Ian A. York iayork at panix.com
Sun Nov 9 23:42:39 EST 1997


Posted and mailed.

In article <643hsh$pvi at net.bio.net>,  <Shdowolf98 at aol.com> wrote:
>
>I have been working on my thesis for my bachelor's, which is the microbial
>aspects of the Ebola Zaire virus.  Much of the research I have found states
>that the genome has been sequenced, but no one I have contacted has a copy of
>it. 

As with most sequences, that of Ebola is stored in Genbank.  There are
many interfaces available for searching genbank; I'm an old-fashioned guy,
and so I do it via e-mail.  The address is <retrieve at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov>.
Send a message to that address saying only "help" and you'll get
instructions on how to do a search (it's very easy).  A quick survey, with
an elapsed time of less than 30 seconds, tells me that there are 24 Ebola
or Ebola-related sequences stored in Genbank; it looks as if two are
almost-complete genomes, and you can probably work out the missing bits
(if any) by a little examination of the remaining sequences.

Hope this helps.

Ian
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    Ian York   (iayork at panix.com)  <http://www.panix.com/~iayork/>
    "-but as he was a York, I am rather inclined to suppose him a
     very respectable Man." -Jane Austen, The History of England

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