Difference between Generalized and Specialized Databases

Generalized  Databases
  1. Database that has a wide range of related information.
  2. Databases of DNA, proteins, mRNAs, structural databases etc
  3. It Includes 1.Sequence database and 2. Structure database
  • Sequence database: Databases with records of either nucleotide sequences or amino acid sequences
               Example: GenBank, DDBJ
  • Structure database: contains records of resolved structures of macromolecules Example: PDB
PDB

Specialized Databases
  1.  Database created to meet some specific needs or containing specific data
  2.  It include model organism databases, biochemical pathways, diseases of human beings etc
Example:
OMIM
Model organism databases (MOD):Ecogene, Flybase, Mouse genome database (MGD), Saccharomyces genome data base (SGD)
• Biochemical pathways: KEGG
• Diseases of human beings-Online Mendalian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)
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