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I have been looking to find a database where i can search for genome and amino acid search. Are there any open source databases available for the same.

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In my experience the most popular sequence database is https://www.ensembl.org/ (other databases are available, eg. NCBI). If you have a sequence of either nucleotides or amino acids that you want to find matches for then the BLAST/BLAT search is probably what you want.

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  • $\begingroup$ Really? Primary in what sense? Ever heard of NCBI? $\endgroup$ – David Apr 24 at 13:40
  • $\begingroup$ I thought about that when writing. I work in Europe, and I do not know anyone who uses NCBI rather than ensembl. I shall alter my answer to indicate others are available. $\endgroup$ – Dave Apr 24 at 13:47
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    $\begingroup$ I work in Europe too and have worked at EMBL. However I do not know anyone who uses ENSEMBL for database searching. Part of the reason is that the ENSEMBL interfaces have always been so much worse than those at NCBI because the latter had the money to make it a priority whereas I suspect EBI had neither the motivation nor the money. The worst on-line experience I have ever had was trying to submit RNAseq data to ENA. $\endgroup$ – David Apr 24 at 14:46

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