Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Databases and their types

How many types of databases one can imagine?

Chemical Databases
Financial Databases
Biological Databases
Kinematic Databases
Astronomical Databases
Neurological Databases
Defense databases
Astrological Databases
Astro physical databases
medical databases
demographic databases
geographic databases
Information Technology databases
Art databases

Is this an exhaustive list or can we imagine even more?
I'll wait for few more days to get more thoughts

Monday, July 30, 2012

Genes and Databases

I never heard about these and I'll post soon on all the below:

DDBJ, EMBL, GenBank,Ensembl,Uniprot,Swiss-prot

DDBJ is Japanese DNA Data Bank.

EMBL is Europe's primary nucleotide sequence resource

GenBank  is the NIH genetic sequence database, an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences 

Ensembl: The Ensembl project produces genome databases for vertebrates and other eukaryotic species 
Uniprot: Universal Protein Resource

Swiss-Prot is the manually annotated and reviewed section of the UniProt Knowledgebase (UniProtKB)