[Bioperl-l] Bio::DB::EntrezGene or Bio::DB::Query::GenBank to obtain sequence metadata without sequence

Dan Kortschak dan.kortschak at adelaide.edu.au
Fri Oct 9 02:54:08 EDT 2009


I am looking to query NCBI for sequence metadata (LOCUS/length,
DEFINITION/name etc) without obtaining the sequence associated with the
entry (pulling sequence data for chromosome when only the metadata is
needed is a waste).

I'm wondering what would be the most appropriate bioperl module to use -
Bio::DB::EntrezGene or Bio::DB::Query::GenBank seem like the best bet
and from the description the latter seems best, but I'm wondering if
this is best and what database would both provide this data and be

thanks for any help.

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