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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, 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) and National Center for Biochemical Information (NCBI). 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.

The first release of biobar provides browsing access to the following biological databases:

  • Macromolecular Structure Database (MSD)
  • Research Collaboratory for Structural Biology (RCSB)
  • Protein Data Bank, Japan
  • CATH
  • SCOP
  • EMBL Nucleotide Database
  • UniProt Sequence Database
  • InterPro
  • Pfam
  • Gene Ontology (GO)
  • NEWT
  • Expert Protein Analysis System (ExPASy)
  • NCBI Databases including PubMed, OMIM, Genome, Protein, Nucleotide, MeSH etc
  • Biobar is an extension of the MSDbar project and complements the functionality provided by expasybar and pubmedbar.

    This project is under development and any comments/suggestions are welcome. Please write to jawahar at ebi dot ac dot uk