Here is an short blurb -- just a summary aimed at an
Indiana U audience. I put it together quickly, accuracy
and good descriptions may be lacking here ---------------
Internet Gopher is an information distribution system. It
combines features of electronic bulletin board services and
databases, allowing you to either browse a hierarchy of
information, or to search for the information you need using
full-text indices. Gopher can also store links to public
Telnet services, phone book servers, WAIS and more.
Internet Gopher is a very simple but powerful way to bring
information from anywhere, locally or world-wide, to your
personal computer. It is easy to set up gopher servers, and
very easy to use the gopher clients.
The IUBio Biology Archive is available through Internet
Gopher. You will find links to other biology gophers, and
all other gopher servers, at this site. Through the IUBio
Biology Gopher, you can, for instance, fetch sequence
entries from Genbank or Swiss Protein by accession number,
name, author, keywords.
There is much diverse information stored on various Gopher
servers: computer documentation, phone books, news, weather,
library databases, books, recipes, etc.
The Best of the BioGophers
Here is a selection of some of the 125 or more Gopher
servers that specialize in biological sciences. You can
find links to these in the IUBio Gopher Other-Bio-Gophers
IUBio Archive at Indiana U., Host=ftp.bio.indiana.edu --
an archive of freely available biology software and data,
GenBank & other databank searches, biosequence search
services, FlyBase, Bionet news archive.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Gopher,
Host=gopher.nih.gov -- a well constructed BioGopher for
molecular biology data.
National Science Foundation Gopher, Host=stis.nsf.gov --
current NSF grant information.
Computational Biology at Johns Hopkins U.,
Host=merlot.welch.jhu.edu -- A well organized BioGopher
with lots of links and biotech/genetic information.
Human Genome Data Base (GDB) at Johns Hopkins,
Host=merlot.welch.jhu.edu -- lots of human genome data.
Biodiversity and Biological Collections,
Host=huh.harvard.edu -- good selection of taxonomic and
IU Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior,
Host=loris.cisab.indiana.edu -- a new local BioGopher
including animal behavior and ecology info.
Long-Term Ecological Research Network (LTERnet),
Host=LTERnet.edu -- information from the LTER project
Protein Data Bank gopher, Host=pdb.pdb.bnl.gov -- search and
fetch protein coordinate data and molecule pictures.
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Gopher,
Host=ncbi.nlm.nih.gov -- the NCBI archive of molecular
biology data and software
Australian National Botanical Gardens, Host=anbg.gov.au -- a
library of plant information
Smithsonian Institution's Natural History Gopher,
Wood's Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, Host=crane.mbl.edu
World Health Organization (WHO), Host=gopher.who.ch
Arabidopsis Genome, Host=weeds.mgh.harvard.edu
Caenorhabditis Genome, Host=eatworms.swmed.utexas.edu,
Drosophila Genome, Host=fly.bio.indiana.edu
Fungal Genome, Host=utmmg20.med.uth.tmc.edu
Human Genome, Host=merlot.welch.jhu.edu,
Maize Genome, Host=teosinte.agron.missouri.edu
Plant Genome, Host=locus.nalusda.gov
Poplar Genome, Host=poplar1.cfr.washington.edu
Saccharomyces Genome, Host=genome-gopher.stanford.edu
Soybean Genome, Host=mendel.agron.iastate.edu
Triticeae Genome, Host=greengenes.cit.cornell.edu
-- d.gilbert--biocomputing--indiana u--bloomington--gilbertd at bio.indiana.edu