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Biobar - A toolbar for browsing biological data and databases.

The biobar project is a bioinformatics power-browsing toolbar for Mozilla-based browsers including Firefox and Netscape 7+. This toolbar provides access to all major biological data resources. The primary advantage of this tool is that it allows a biologist to browse and retrieve data from Genomic, Proteomic, Functional, Literature, Taxonomic and Structural databases. In addition to the browsing features, biobar also provides links to important bioinformatics sites and services including services at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ). The tool also provides links to major data deposition sites for nucleotide, protein and 3D-structure data. Finally, the menu also contains links to many Sequence, Structure alignment and analysis tools.

If you have downloaded and used biobar, I would appreciate your comment on how you found the toolbar. Please leave a comment at Mozilla update

The latest release (Version 1.1) of biobar provides browsing access to the following biological databases:
Structure Databases
  • Macromolecular Structure Database (MSD)
  • Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB)
  • Protein Data Bank, Japan
  • Pfam
  • CATH
  • SCOP
Sequence Databases
  • EMBL Nucleotide Database
  • Ensembl Genome Browser
  • UniProt Sequence Database
  • InterPro
  • Integr8
  • Expert Protein Analysis System (ExPASy)
Functional Databases
  • Gene Ontology (GO)
  • IntAct
  • Reactome Database
Plant Databases
  • Gramene
  • MaizeGDB
Other Data Collections
  • NCBI Databases including PubMed, OMIM, Genome, Protein, Nucleotide, MeSH etc
  • DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ)


Biobar is an extension of the MSDbar project and complements the functionality provided by expasybar and pubmedbar. Note: Please unintall MSDbar before installing biobar. MSDbar may be uninstalled from the dropdown menu item (Uninstall) if jslib has been installed. You can install jslib here

This project is under development and any comments/suggestions are welcome. Please write to