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Electronic Mail Searching of PIR Now Available--Free

Dan Davison dbd at THEORY.BCHS.UH.EDU
Fri May 11 17:14:39 EST 1990


       Electronic Mail Searching of PIR Now Available in the US



The Genbank-server at the University of Houston now offers e-mail
searching of the PIR database.  To use this service, send a sequence
in the format specified below to:

		pir-search at bchs.uh.edu

Relays from other networks (BITNET/EARN, UUCP) may or may not work.
If you try it, let us known the results.

-------------------------------NOTE-----------------------------
This service is TEMPORARY and will go away (1) if it is used
too much (the computer is needed for other things) and (2) if the
GenBank On-Line Service adds such a service to their machine.
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Help:
A small help file is available from the genbank-server with the command
"SEND PIR-SEARCH HELP".  The address of the genbank-server is:

		genbank-server at bchs.uh.edu


Search Sequence Format:

       Send the sequence in FASTA/Pearson format, with nothing else in
       the file (NO SIGNATURES!) like this...

> chicken
mgaqfsktaa kgeaaaekpg eavaaspska ngqenghvkv ngdaspaaae agkeevqang
sapaeetgke eaassepase keaaeaeste paspaegeas pkteegatps sssetpkkkk
krfsfkksfk lsgfsfkknk keagegaese ggaaaaaegg keeaaaaape aaggeegkaa
aeeasaaaag sreaakeeag dsqeaksdea apekatgeea paaeeqqqqq qqekaaeeag
aaatseagsg eqeaapaeep aaarqeapse sspegpaepa e

       ...that's it.  Spaces are ignored.  Line length should not
       exceed 70 characters.


			       RESULTS

Results will be returned to you via e-mail in several hours
or a day depending on system load.  It is your responsibility to be
sure that your mailer can handle the search results file size.  The
Genbank-server has been having a lot of problems with mailers that
have unreasonable size limits.  Caveat emptor.
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dan davison and jack chappelear

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The University of Houston Genbank-server and the Pir-search service is
not associated with, nor funded by, the NIH or its GenBank(tm)
contractors, or other Federal agency.  The Genbank-server is made
possible by the University Computing Center, the Institute for
Molecular Biology, the Department of Biochemical and Biophysical
Sciences, and the Vice President for Information Systems at UH.




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