DAMPD: Dragon Antimicrobial Peptide Database
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ted. Furthermore, in the Name column, there is also a running citation count which indicates how often each respective database has been cited using Google Scholar. Also, by clicking on the citation count link, the user is led to Google Scholar and the current citation count is displayed
]]> ame> Selection of DB Version and Sub-database The SelectDB has two drop down items to choose with :
The first dropdown list indicates the date of the various datasets. The first entry shows the user the most current data and the amount in round brackets shows the total entries that the database holds. The other entries show earlier versions of the data. Furthermore, by selecting the entry “Antimic Old versions” and clicking the submit button, the dropdown list will be populated with [even] earlier data sets.
The second dropdown list allows users to choose between data sources. Currently, data is collected from Genbank and Swissprot. The first entry (Antimic II) in the list means that all entries will be searched irrespective of their origin. The next entry, Swissprot, is divided into reviewed and unreviewed. In other words, the user can choose to search swissprot entries only, irrespective of their grading (reviewed/unreviewed) or choose between reviewed or unreviewed. Similarly, by selecting Genbank, only Genbank entries entries will be searched. Users are able to structure their database search by selecting any part of the Antimicrobial database as detailed below:
ANTIMICII

SwissProt

SwissProt(Reviewed)
SwissProt(Unreviewed)

GenBank
This option allows users to go through all Antimicrobial peptides that are retrieved from SwissProt and GenBank.
This option restricts users to go through Antimicrobial peptides that are retrieved from SwissProt (Reviewed and Unreviewed)
This option enables users to go through reviewed Antimicribial peptides from SwissProt
This option allows users to go through unreviewed Antimicrobial peptides from SwissProt
This option restricts users to go through Antimicrobial peptides that are retrieved from GenBank ]]> SearchDB.php Searching inside DB STEP1: The Search Menu offers six catalogues
The database can be browsed or searched by using the search options available in each of the respective categories, namely, taxonomy, species, keyword, family and citation. Multiple search terms can be selected in each of these categories except citation.

General Rules
Use the available search terms to search the database. Select a search term and click the ‘query button’. Alternatively, use multiple search terms by holding down the shift key [on your keyboard], make your selections and click the ‘query button’. Click the ‘reset button‘ to clear selections For each peptide entry there are a common set of tools. The user does not necessarily have to go the tools page for the following tools: BLAST, ClustalW, HMMER. These tools are embedded in each peptide entry and can be used by clicking the respective ‘tool buttons‘
Taxonomy
Select a taxonomy category and click the query button. All records for that query will be displayed. To select multiple taxonomies hold down the shift key [on your keyboard] and make your selections. The amount in brackets indicates the minimum number of antimicrobial peptide entries for that taxonomy category. Click the ‘reset button’ to clear selections.
Species
Select a species category and click the query button. All records for that species will be displayed. To select multiple species hold down the shift key [on your keyboard] and make your selections. The amount in brackets indicates the minimum number of antimicrobial peptide entries for that taxonomy category. Click the ‘reset button’ to clear selections
Citation
Browse entries using article title, journal name, author or publication year. The user can view contributions to antimicrobial peptide information via the journal, author and papers that they were originally sourced from. For instance, select an article title and click the ‘query button’ . The peptide record for that article title will be shown. Select an author and all peptide records related to the author will be shown. The amount in brackets indicates the number of contributions from that source. Selection of multiple search terms cannot be used in this category.
Keyword
Select a keyword and click the query button. All records for that family will be displayed. To select multiple keywords hold down the shift key [on your keyboard] and make your selections. The amount in brackets indicates the minimum number of antimicrobial peptide entries for that taxonomy category. Click the ‘reset button’ to