A BioProject is a collection of biological data related to a single initiative, originating from a single organization or from a consortium. A BioProject record provides users a single place to find links to the diverse data types generated for that project. The BioProject Database is a searchable collection of complete and incomplete (in-progress) large-scale sequencing, assembly, annotation, and mapping projects for a cellular organism.
The BioProject Quick Start Guide can help you begin using this resource.
FAQ: Which of these three databases should I search?
The Nucleotide, GSS, and EST databases all contain nucleic acid sequences. The data in GSS and EST are from two large bulk sequence divisions of GenBank. Searching any of the three will provide links to results in the others, however unless you know that you are trying to find a specific set of EST or GSS sequences, searching the Nucleotide database with general text queries will produce the most relevant results. You can always follow links to results in EST and GSS from the Nucleotide db results.
Genome organizes information on genomes including sequences, maps, chromosomes, assemblies, and annotations. It contains information on more than 1000 organisms. All three main domains of life (bacteria, archaea, and eukaryota) are represented, as well as many viruses, phages, viroids, plasmids, and organelles.
UniSTS is a comprehensive database of sequence tagges sites (STSs) derived from STS-based maps and other experiments. STSs are defined by PCR primer pairs and are associated with additional information such as genomic position, genes, and sequences.
This group is responsible for the human and mouse reference genomes. Along with NCBI, embers include:
The GRC works to correct misrepresented loci and to close remaining assembly gaps. The public website allows users to view genomic regions currently under review, report genome-related problems, and contact the Consortium.