The Nucleic Acid Database: Present and Future

J Res Natl Inst Stand Technol. May-Jun 1996;101(3):243-257. doi: 10.6028/jres.101.026.


The Nucleic Acid Database is a relational database containing information about three-dimensional nucleic acid structures. The methods used for data processing, structure validation, database management and information retrieval, as well as the various services available via the World Wide Web, are described. Plans for the future include greater reliance on the Macromolecular Crystallographic Information File for both data processing and data management.

Keywords: Macro-molecular Crystallographic Information File; database management; nucleic acid structure.