The PCR Primers Database - First Announcement

Benny Shomer bshomer at ebi.ac.uk
Fri Nov 10 05:43:05 EST 1995


           The PCR Primers database - First Announcement.

I'm happy to announce the release of the PCR primers database.

This is a practical database of fully tested and optimized primers
for PCR reactions. The database contains all the data items required 
to reproduce precisely the reaction conditions of the submitting
author and contact details in case of a need.

Initially, the database is release to the public practically empty, 
since it is based on submissions from colleagues and not on journal
scanning. Nevertheless, it is being released with the required 
definitions, documentation, data submission form  and a data submission
system through WWW. The data will be available by ftp. In the near 
future it will be made searchable through the WWW server.

Data submissions are highly welcome. It is MUCH preferred that users will
submit information through a specially dedicated WWW based system. This
system is not only convenient to use, but it also saves much work in 
preparing the submitted information for release. Users who have no access
to the WWW can use a data submission form that can be sent by email.

I will post the data submission form in another message.

The database home page can be accessed through EBI's home page at:

http://www.ebi.ac.uk/  in the databases area, or directly at:


The data can be obtained through anonymous ftp to:
ftp.ebi.ac.uk   under: /pub/databases/primers/primers.dat

(but it now has only 3 entries...  :)

Best wishes and good luck with your PCR experiments!!!


Benny Shomer
External Biological Liaison Officer,
EMBL outstation - The EBI,
Hinxton Hall, Hinxton,Cambridge CB10 1RQ, UK

Tel:   +44-223-494437
Fax:   +44-223-494468
Email: bshomer at EBI.ac.uk


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