Useful Links

Noor Lab High Usage Links

Pubmed search
Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST).
Genbank nucleotide query form
NCBI Trace Archive MegaBLAST, which has reads from Drosophila simulans, D. yakuba, D. mojavensis, and others. (Remember to lower the expected percent identity and word size.)
IDT Oligo Analyzer
Reverse Complement a DNA Sequence
ExPASy DNA Sequence Translation Tool
NEBCutter restriction site finder
Tandem DNA sequence repeat finder
Personal BLAST Navigator for automated high-throughput BLAST searches
Free Interactive Web-based Statistics Calculation pages
Statistical power calculator sample size calculator

Drosophila Specific Links

DroSpeGe BLAST page
DroSpeGe MapView page
FlyBase Drosophila species BLAST page
Drosophila simulans strain BLAST page, from Corbin Jones at UNC
Drosophila polymorphism database
FlyMine: integrated database for Drosophila and Anopheles genomics
Drosophila Species Genomes Page
Japan Drosophila Stock Center
San Diego Drosophila Species Stock Center
Baylor Drosophila pseudoobscura Genome Sequence Project
UCSC Genome Browser gateway (good for identifying microsatellites or other repetitive elements)

Safety Links

Duke University Safety Manual.
Duke University Lab Safety Manual.
MSDS Database.
Work Related injury or Illness Reporting Form.

Just for fun

Modern Synthesis evolutionary geneticists

Literature Searches/ Plagiarism Detection

Biological Abstracts (Duke users only).
plagiarism detection tool.
: text similarity-based engine for searching literature collections.
Google Scholar
PubMed search
Web of Science
(Duke users only).

Job searching

Search ads in Science magazine.
Search ads in Nature magazine.
Search ads in The Chronicle for Higher Education


Bank-It: Genbank sequence submissions.
: multiple genetics applications.
Multiple applications for Zinc finger motif prediction:
    ab initio prediction

Ecology & Evolution

Evoldir lists job openings & researchers in evolutionary biology.
Global climate change links and info
Long-term ecological research sites
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
National Wildife Federation
Tree of Life Homepage
US Dept. of the Interior
WWW Virtual Library: Evolution

Local Lagniappe

Duke homepage.
Duke Library catalogs.
Forecast for weather in Durham.
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
showing in Durham.


Compute sunrise/sunset times worldwide.
Look up: address/phone number, +4 zip code, or name from a phone number.
Free legal forms
including wills, power of attorney, etc.
US Gazetteer
provides population/latitude/longitude of cities in the US.