New Specialized Database Added to NCBI Zika Virus Resource Page
Posted by Alan Carr on March 31st, 2016
Posted in: Data, NCBI, Public Health, Rare Diseases
The NCBI Zika virus resource page has been updated with a specialized database. This database uses pipelines to annotate genes, proteins and mature peptides, and standardize sample metadata. Using this database, you can:
- Find sequences easily using standardized annotations and normalized metadata terms.
- Construct alignments and phylogenetic trees using a suite of online tools.
- Download sequences and metadata in a variety of formats and create customized titles/description lines (deflines) for FASTA file downloads.
The NCBI Zika virus resource, part of the Virus Variation family of NCBI resources, provides users with a unique, metadata-driven search interface that leverages advanced data management pipelines.
ABOUT Alan Carr
Alan Carr is the Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, based at UCLA.
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