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Protein and Gene Family Databases

CAZY A large database describing the families of structurally related catalytic and carbohydrate-related binding modules and functional domains of enzymes that degrade, create or modify glycosidic linkages
EPD The Eukaryotic Promoter Database is a resource that deals with Eukaryotic transcription regulation
ExPASy The ExPASy (Expert Protein Analysis System) proteomics server of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) is dedicated to the analysis of protein sequences and structures as well as 2-D PAGE
MEROPS A protease database
TC-DB A transport protein database
TRANSFAC A database on eukaryotic transcriptional regulation

Clustering Databases

COG The database of Clusters of Orthologous Groups of Proteins (COGs)
ProDom ProDom provides automated analysis of protein domains
ProtoMap ProtoMap is an automatic classification of all Swiss-Prot and TrEMBL proteins that works with complete protein sequences

Protein Signature Databases

PROSITE Prosite is a database of patterns and profiles
Pfam Pfam is a collection of multiple protein sequence alignments and provides a good resource of models for identifying protein families, domains and repeats
SMART The Smart database facilitate the identification and annotation of genetically mobile domains and the analysis of domain structures
TIGRFAMs Tigrfams groups homologous proteins that are conserved with respect to function
BLOCKS Blocks is a collection of multiply aligned ungapped segments corresponding to the most highly-conserved of proteins.

Integrated Derived Databases

iProClass iProClass links ProClass, PIR-ALN, PROSITE, Pfam and Blocks into a single database providing family relationships and structural features of protein sequences
CDD CDD is a database of domains derived from SMART, Pfam and contributions from NCBI LOAD (Library Of Ancient Domains) and use an algorithm to identify conserved domains in protein sequences
Interpro Interpro integrates diagnostic protein signatures from PROSITE, PRINTS, Pfam, SMART and TIGRFAMs.

Arabidopsis Databases

>TAIR The Arabidopsis Information Resource
TDNA-Express Arabidopsis gene mapping tool

Other Databases

CSB.DB A Comprehensive Systems Biology Data Base
MetaCyc MetaCyc is a database of nonredundant, experimentally elucidated metabolic pathways from more than 300 different organisms
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information
PLACE A database of plant cis-acting regulatory DNA elements

Literature Search

BIOSIS BIOSIS delivers flexible information services - including databases and customized information products - to the global life sciences community
Web of Knowledge Web of Knowledge is a dynamic, fully integrated environment that provides one source for high quality content and tools to access, analyze, and manage research information
PubMed PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's

Quick Lab Safety Resources

Cornell's SDS search site

     Direct Link to Chemwatch ~ Log in with NetID

Cornell University Injury/Illness/Expouse Report Form

Laboratory Safety Manual and Chemical Hygene Plan

Toxic Substances Control Act Database

Cell wall metabolism

Plant Cell Wall Biosynthesis Research Network

Everything you ever wanted to know about expansins but were afraid to ask

Other links

American Society of Plant Biologists

SGN ~ Sol Genomics Network

International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Molecular Cloning Lab Manual

Cornell links

Becoming a graduate student at Cornell

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Graduate Program in Plant Cell and Molecular Biology

Giovannoni Lab BTI


NSF ~ The National Science Foundation

USDA ~ The United States Department of Agriculture

DOE ~ The United States Department of Energy

NYSTAR ~ The New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research