BioCatalog Release 5.9
The BioCatalog is a software directory of general interest in molecular biology and genetics. Another project, the DBcat at Infobiogen (the French EMBnet node), lists the databases in this domain. The BioCatalog is arranged in various sections: DNA, proteins, alignments, genomes, genetic, mapping, molecular evolution, molecular graphics, databases, servers, and miscellaneous.
The directory can be searched via keywords or browsed per section.
Compiled 6 October 1998, the 5.9 release of BioCatalog has 9 new entries since the last release, bringing the total to 571 molecular biology software programs.
Since 1993, Généthon and the CEPH-Fondation-Jean-Dausset with the support of the RESIG project (Networks of computer servers for Genomes) and a grant from the GREG (Groupement pour la Recherche et l'Etude des Genomes) have been collecting a software directory of general interest in molecular biology and genetics, and distributing it on the Internet.
In the long run, such a directory ought to contain most of the existing programmes (from academic, processing servers to commercial programmes), with some emphasis on network-oriented multi-user environments (e.g. UNIX, VAX/VMS).
The EBI (European Bioinformatics Institute - an EMBL outstation) has decided to support this initiative by taking care of the making of the catalog - as a collaborative project - and its distribution. We would like to thank the computing group of Généthon and Dominique Caterina from CEPH, instigators of this project, for their contribution.
Information by: Patricia Rodriguez-Tomé
Resources and further information
The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
DBCAT - catalogue of molcular biology databases
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