Happy New Year 2012!
Having read the public Galaxy server now has ENA/SRA data available I'm
wondering if EBI's dbfetch or wsdbfetch is an option to consider as
well. Dbfetch has a web interface and is also supported using Web Services:
(both SOAP and REST are supported). The REST interface is available
Briefly, dbfetch provides access to 47 datasets. These include
mainstream nucleotide (EMBL-Bank, ENA/* & RefSeq) and protein sequence
databases (UniProt and UniParc), ENSEMBL, ENSEMBL Genomes,
PUBMED/MEDLINE, PDBe, etc. It returns entries and documents in flatfile,
raw, hypertext, fasta and current XML formats.
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