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Difference between Primary and Secondary Database

A collection of related data arranged in a way suitable for adding, locating, removing and modifying the data
I. Primary database
  1. It is also known as archival database
  2. Databases consisting of data derived experimentally such as nucleotide sequences and three dimensional structures are known as primary databases.
  3. Experimental results are directly submitted into database by researchers across the globe
  4. Example: Gen bank, DDBJ, SWISS-PROT
GenBank
II. Secondary database
  1. It is also known as curated database
  2. Databases consisting of data derived from the analysis of primary data such as sequences, secondary structures etc
  3. It contains results of analysis of primary databases and significant data in the form of conserved sequences, signature sequences, active site residues of proteins etc.
OMIM
  4. Example: PROSITE, BLOCKS, PRINTS, OMIM

12 comments:

  1. it says that swiss-prot is a primary database but i read that it is a secondary database

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    1. Swiss-prot is primary data base as it collects protein structure published by scientists

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  2. I don't want sit for bioinformatics exam on next monday: (

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  3. is PHYRE secondary database ???

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  4. non-redundant means

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  5. Thank you for these better information

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  6. Swiss prot is both primary and secondary database...swiss prot is derived from primary database.

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  7. Swiss prot is both primary and secondary database...swiss prot is derived from primary database.

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  8. Swiss prot is both primary and secondary database...swiss prot is derived from primary database.

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  9. Swiss prot is both primary and secondary database...swiss prot is derived from primary database.

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  10. Swiss prot is derived data base of primary data base....swiss prot is example of both secondary and primary database

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  11. Swiss prot is example of secondary and primary database

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