The Reference Library System--sharing biological material and experimental data

Nature. 1994 Feb 3;367(6462):489-91. doi: 10.1038/367489a0.


Cosmid, yeast artificial chromosome (YAC), P1 and complementary DNA (cDNA) libraries are distributed on high-density filters to the scientific community and experimental results are stored in a common object-based database accessible through the Internet.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biology*
  • Chromosomes, Artificial, Yeast
  • Computer Communication Networks*
  • DNA, Complementary
  • Databases, Factual
  • Gene Library
  • Humans
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction


  • DNA, Complementary