Encyclopedia of Systems Biology

2013 Edition
| Editors: Werner Dubitzky, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Kwang-Hyun Cho, Hiroki Yokota

EBI Genome Resources

  • Akos DobayEmail author
  • Maria Pamela Dobay
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9863-7_1036



The European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI; http://www.ebi.ac.uk) is the main European repository of nucleotide sequence data. EBI exchanges the collected data with the DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ; http://www.ddbj.nig.ac.jp) and the National Center for Biotechnology Information Database (NCBI; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) on a daily basis. The three databases are part of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database (INSD; http://www.insdc.org) consortium, whose function is to ensure the integrity of the shared information. Apart from the genome resources, EBI also has resources for protein sequences and structures, as well as access to sequences from patents.


The European Bioinformatics Institute, an outstation of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL; http://www.embl.org), was created in 1992 to respond to the requirements for organizing data from sequencing efforts, notably those originating from the genome...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies (IEU), University of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsLudwig-Maximilians UniversityMunichGermany