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Using GenBank® for Genomic Authentication: A Tutorial

  • James R. HennellEmail author
  • Paul M. D’Agostino
  • Samiuela Lee
  • Cheang S. Khoo
  • Nikolaus J. Sucher
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Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 862)

Abstract

The GenBank® database is perhaps one of the most important repositories of genetic information. A researcher working in the field of genomic authentication must therefore be equipped with the skills needed to competently access the required information from this database whilst ultimately contributing their own data to it. This chapter presents a practical guide to using GenBank® to search for sequences, search and align unknown sequences using BLAST, and uploading and maintaining your own sequences. This chapter also details some other software helpful in sequence manipulation.

Key words

GenBank BLAST Sequin BankIt Alignment Sequencing 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • James R. Hennell
    • 1
    Email author
  • Paul M. D’Agostino
    • 2
  • Samiuela Lee
    • 1
  • Cheang S. Khoo
    • 1
  • Nikolaus J. Sucher
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, School of Science and HealthUniversity of Western SydneyPenrithAustralia
  2. 2.School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, School of Science and HealthUniversity of Western SydneyPenrithAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (S.T.E.M.)Roxbury Community CollegeBostonUSA

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