Molecular

The Sequence Platform for the Phylogenetic Analysis of Plant Genes (SPPG), hosted by the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), Belgium is an integrated sequence repository that combines expressed sequence tag (EST) sequence data with protein information from 32 different plant species. SPPG allows the identification of possible host plant homologues to introduced transgenes, based on individual genes, gene families, gene families combined with their phylogenetic tree, and sequence similarity (BLAST).

Access to sequence data is crucial for the detection, identification, and risk assessment of GMOs, and is provided by search engines, such as:

123 Genomics is incredibly comprehensive, and provides a large number of links related to genomics and bioinformatics, most of them freely available on the Internet. The bookmarks are grouped into 18 major categories. One such category is Sequence Databases, which itself is divided into DNA and RNA, Protein, Carbohydrate, and Model Organisms. Another category is Other Resources, which provides links to patent information, biology- and chemistry-related topics, as well as dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and thesauri amongst many others.