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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Using the Www As a Genomic Information Resource

item Grant, David
item Imsande, Marcia - IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
item Shoemaker, Randy

Submitted to: Probe
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: June 15, 1998
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The Internet is full of useful information if one only can find it. This paper will first describe some of the genome databases that are accessible via the Internet and then give some strategies for searching the Internet for other types of genome-related information. The USDA National Agricultural Library hosts copies of all of the plant and animal genome databases currently available. There are also databases for several fungi and reference databases for five agronomically important insects. We will use SoyBase to show the kinds of data that are typically available for these species. There are a number of free Internet search engines. Each one generates its indices differently so it may be necessary to use several of them to find exactly what you're looking for. Some good starting points are AltaVista (, Excite (, HotBot (, Infoseek Guide (, Yahoo ( and Profusion (

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