of biosequence & bioinformatic data
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This is a world bioinformatic public service for high-speed access to up-to-date DNA & protein biological sequence databanks.
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Software for biosequence data management and analysis.
Web services
Services at this site, including search and fetch DNA & protein sequences.

These databanks have been being growing so rapidly that distribution is hampered by existing Internet speeds.

The Bio-Mirror project provides high-speed access, with nighly updates, to these multi-Gigabyte data sets.

Project sites are connected with Internet2 infrastructure of vBNS, Abilene, TransPAC, and the Asia-Pacific Advanced Network (APAN). To learn more, see these bio-mirror documents.

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Databanks   (Current Status)
Local mirror Description Home site
BlastDB Biosequence databases for BLAST searches NCBI
Blocks Highly conserved regions of proteins NCBI
DDBJ DNA Data Bank of Japan NIG
EMBL The EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database EBI
Enzyme Enzyme nomenclature database ExPASy
GenBank Genomes Whole genome sequence section of GenBank NCBI
GenBank GenBank Sequence Database NCBI
InterPro InterPro Protein databank EBI
PIR Protein Information Resource NBRF
Pfam The Pfam database of protein domains and HMMs WUSTL
Prosite Database of protein families and domains ExPASy
Rebase The Restriction Enzyme Database NEB
RefSeq NCBI Reference Sequences NCBI
SRS Databanks List of active SRS databases around world EBI
SWISS-PROT Annotated protein sequence database ExPASy
Taxonomy Species names NCBI
TrEMBL A supplement to SWISS-PROT EBI
UniGene Unique Gene Sequence Collection for Human, Mouse, Rat, and Zebrafish NCBI
euGenes Eukaryote Genes Summary Databank IUBio

* Commercial use restrictions on SWISS-PROT and PROSITE: Publishers of the SWISS-PROT and PROSITE data sets ask that all commercial users participate in the funding of these important data by paying a license fee. No fee is charged to academic users.

The Bio-Mirror project receives support from organizations including
APBioNet, APAN | AFFRC, Japan | AARNet, Australia | NUS, Singapore | IMCAS, China | KAIST, Korea | Kasetsart University, Thailand | NSF & Indiana University, USA