National Center for Biotechnology Information
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI; German National Center for Biotechnology Information ) in Bethesda , Maryland was in 1988 as a central institution for data processing and data storage in the molecular biology founded. It is a subsidiary of the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), which in turn is a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
About web interface provides the NCBI access to important DNA - RNA - and protein - databases (such as RefSeq.) Are available, further a taxonomy search function to search for data on certain species, a database with summaries of scientific literature ( PubMed ) as well as various standard bioinformatics software . Internally, the data flow is regulated by means of storage and data organization in Abstract Syntax Notation One .
Before comparable portals such as the ExPasy server in Switzerland, it is the world's most important point of contact for molecular biological data and bioinformatics solutions.
- Official website (English)
- Medical and molecular biology databases - a database overview and a. to NCBI DBs