is a term which is used to encompass almost all computer applications in biological sciences. Bioinformatics Software
supplys a range of different bioinformatics-related resources in the form of websites.
BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool)
is used to compare gene and protein sequences against others in public databases, includes PSI-BLAST, PHI-BLAST, and BLAST 2 sequences. Specialized BLASTs are also available for human, microbial, malaria, and other genomes, as well as for vector contamination, immunoglobulins, and tentative human consensus sequences.
is available though the NCBI Entrez retrieval system and was developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Entrez
is the text-based search and retrieval system used at NCBI for all major databases including PubMed, Nucleotide, and Protein Sequences, Protein Structures, Complete Genomes, Taxonomy, OMIM, and many others. PubMed was designed to provide access to citations from biomedical literature. LinkOut provides access to full-text articles at journal Web sites and other related Web resources. PubMed also provides access and links to the other Entrez molecular biology databases.
PDB (Protein Data Bank)
The PDB (Protein Data Bank)
is the single worldwide repository for the processing and distribution of 3-D structure data of large molecules of proteins and nucleic acids. New structures are released each Wednesday. Details about the history, function, progress, and future goals of the PDB can be found in the PDB Annual Reports and PDB Newsletters.