The Search menu, provides several search modes that allow users to request genes from throughout the database, on the basis of their locus-tag, gene name, gi number or domain possession. An additional taxonomy tree-browser allows users to accede specifically to a genome of interest or a group of genomes. The user can combine different search parameters. For instance a taxonomic group of bacteria combined with a specific domain. To avoid errors, we recommend the use of the drop down lists to select domain names and taxonomic levels. Please, bear in mind that in the case of multi-domain searchs, the request means domain 1 AND domain 2 AND domain 3 and so on. The text area allows the user to display the selected domain(s), as shown in the example below.
The search module builds search output as a tabular view that is linked to a full description and genomic context for each selected gene.