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).
DOC Cop
plagiarism detection tool.
eTBLAST
: 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

Genetics

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

Ecology & Evolution

Evoldir lists job openings & researchers in evolutionary biology.
Global climate change links and info
page.
Long-term ecological research sites
worldwide.
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
.
Movies
showing in Durham.

Miscellaneous

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.