1986, GENATLAS compiles the information relevant to the mapping efforts of the
Human Genome Project. At this day (
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GENATLAS repertories three kinds of objects
- Genes database ( more than 22.431 entries)
- Phenotypes database ( 4350 entries)
- References database linked to the two previous ( more than 82000 entries)
I) How to query GENATLAS ?
The three databases may by queried in full text mode. You enter one or more terms separated by a blank, and all the sheets containing those terms will be displayed. When termís length is over 3 characters, right truncature is assumed ( ie cytogenet for cytogenetic). Dash characters ( - ), if present are optional.
II) Specific GENES database query
A recent effort of the genatlas team was to format the gene object in more than 400 items, to provide a real multicriteria mode of query, more specific than the full text search mode.
The gene record is divided in 6 chapters :
††††††††††† - General informations
††††††††††† - DNA informations
††††††††††† - RNA informations
††††††††††† - Expression and localization informations
††††††††††† - Proteins informations
††††††††††† - Pathology informations
††††††††† For each chapter, we supply a query screen with the concerned items. At last a query screen combining all chapters (all sections) provide the possibilities to query the genes databases on all items. When more than one item is provided, the query is an intersection ( ie AND ).
5 types of item are proposed
Free box location
†† You type a relevant keyword to the item. (ie for location : †† 9q to query all genes on 9q arm). Right truncature is assumed.
List of value ( thesaurus) protein category click here to view an example
†† You may choose a value in the list (ie choose adaptor to query all adaptor genes)
Check box  precursor
†† Click the box to query all the genes coding for a protein with a precursor
Check box associated with a free box interaction DNA RNA Protein
†† Choose the kind of interaction and type a term in the free box (right truncature is assumed)
After having choosen your values, click the FIND button and the query is submitted. The founded sheets will be displayed on a tabular form. Click a symbol to view detailed sheet.