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Table 1 A key to the databases mentioned in this article

From: Genome cartography through domain annotation

Database URL Description
COGs http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/COG/ Clusters of orthologous groups of proteins, generated from the
   comparison of protein sequences encoded in 34 complete genomes,
   representing 26 major phylogenetic lineages.
DAS http://stein.cshl.org/das/ A distributed sequence annotation system software client and
   database server for the annotation of protein sequences.
Ensembl http://www.ensembl.org/ Software for the automatic annotation of eukaryotic genomes.
   Annotation and searching with gene, SNP, and cross-genome
   comparative information.
EuGenes http://iubio.bio.indiana.edu:8089/ Automatic annotations of sequence databases with gene and genomic
   information, including chromosome, genetic and molecular maps.
Gene Ontology http://www.geneontology.org/ A dynamic, controlled vocabulary applicable to the annotation of
   eukaryotic genomes. Includes knowledge of the role of genes and
   proteins within cells.
GeneCards http://bioinformatics.weizmann.ac.il/cards A database of human genes that maps genes, proteins and
   diseases. Provides information on gene function.
InterPro http://www.ebi.ac.uk/interpro/ Proteome analysis database based on Pfam, SMART, Prosite, PRINTS
   and ProDom protein and domain family databases and the SWISS-
   PROT and TrEMBL sequence databases. Also contains software for
   the annotation of protein sequences using these databases.
LocusLink http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/LocusLink Interface to a database of sequence and descriptive information
   correlated with genetic loci.
Mammalian http://www.informatics.jax.org/menus/homology_menu.shtml Mammalian homology and comparative maps. Tools and databases
Homology   from the Jackson Laboratory for the comparison of mammalian
   genomes.
Pfam http://www.sanger.ac.uk/Pfam Protein families database containing multiple sequence alignments
   and hidden Markov models.
PRINTS http://www.bioinf.man.ac.uk/dbbrowser/PRINTS/ Database of protein fingerprints based on protein motifs.
ProDom http://www.toulouse.inra.fr/prodom.html Protein domain database based on an automatic compilation of
   homologous domains.
Prosite http://www.isrec.isb-sib.ch/profile/ Prosite profiles are protein domain profiles constructed from multiple
   sequence alignments of proteins from families of related sequences.
SMART http://smart.embl-heidelberg.de/ Protein domain families database containing multiple sequence
   alignments and hidden Markov models, based on a smaller set of
   domains than Pfam but designed to find domains that are more
   difficult to detect.
SMD http://genome-www4.stanford.edu/MicroArray/SMD The Stanford microarray database of raw and normalized data from
   microarray experiments, including interfaces for data retrieval and
   analysis.
SWISS-PROT http://www.expasy.ch/sprot Protein sequence databases. SWISS-PROT represents a 'gold
and Trembl   standard' of annotation.
TIGRFAMs http://www.tigr.org/TIGRFAMs/ Database of protein families based on hidden Markov models of
   multiple protein sequence alignments.