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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, Structural, Plant and Animal-specific 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.

The latest release (Version 1.2.3) of biobar provides browsing access to 34 different biological databases (listed here).

biobar_icon If you have downloaded,used and liked biobar, please spread the word by adding this icon to your webpage using the code below.

<a href="http://biobar.mozdev.org"><img border="0" src="http://biobar.mozdev.org/biobar_icon.jpg" />


Coming up in Version 1.3:

  • Search Groups of Data (sequences, structures etc)
  • Add/Save/Edit Custom Links on toolbar menu
  • Open searches in new tab/existing tab
  • BioCyc species read in from remote XML file for dynamic updates
  • Support for searching TAIR, Efloras and more
  • This project is under development and any comments/suggestions are welcome. Please write to