Scriptable access to the Caenorhabditis elegans genome sequence and other ACEDB databases

Stein, L. D., Thierry-Mieg, J. (December 1998) Scriptable access to the Caenorhabditis elegans genome sequence and other ACEDB databases. Genome Research, 8 (12). pp. 1308-15. ISSN 1088-9051 (Print)

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DOI: 10.1101/gr.8.12.1308


Much of the world's genomic data are available to the community through networked databases that are accessed via Web interfaces. Although this paradigm provides browse-level access and has greatly facilitated linking between databases, it does not provide any convenient mechanism for programmatically fetching and integrating data from diverse databases. We have created a library and an application programming interface (API) named AcePerl that provides simple, direct access to ACEDB databases from the Perl programming language. With this library, programmers and computer-savvy biologists can write software to pose complex queries on local and remote ACEDB databases, retrieve the data, integrate the results, and move data objects from one database to another. In addition, a set of Web scripts running on top of AcePerl provides Web-based browsing of any local or remote ACEDB database. AcePerl and the AceBrowser Web browser run on Unix systems and are available under a license that allows for unrestricted use and redistribution. Both packages can be downloaded from URL. A Microsoft Windows port of AcePerl is in the planning stages.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animals Caenorhabditis elegans/ genetics Databases, Factual Genome Online Systems Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. Software
Subjects: organism description > animal > C elegans
organism description > animal
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > genomes
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Communities: CSHL labs > Stein lab
Depositing User: Kathleen Darby
Date: December 1998
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2014 20:57
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2014 20:57
PMCID: PMC310803
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