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Internet

The Internet features of SeqPup let you interchange ideas and data with people and biocomputing services around the world. If your Mac is connected already to the Internet, you probably are familiar with electronic mail and some of its uses.

SeqPup includes a selection of network access features in the developing area of networked biocomputing. You will find access to me, at least to get comments and bug reports to me, very easy. There is a feature to send and receive e-mail, as well as mail links to customized e-mail services. These include searching for sequence similarity via BLAST and FastA programs on the Genbank/Intelligenetics computers, fetching sequences, data and software from Genbank and EMBL.

There is now an feature called Gopher, which gives you access to a wide range of information services now developing on the Internet. Gopher is something like Telnet or FTP (file transfer), but also different. It includes some of the keyword searching features of WAIS (Wide Area Information Services). There are currently several biology gopher services found around the globe. These include fast and up-to-date keyword searches of GenBank, EMBL, PIR and other important biology databanks.



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