Help Resources


  Site Map
A brief description of AspGD resources & tools, organized by topic. Links to help documentation. Compares and contrasts similar resources.

Getting Started with AspGD
Common uses of AspGD

Gene Nomenclature Guide
Information about the various types of gene names/identifiers that are in use. Guidelines for registering a new gene name, as agreed upon by the members of the research community.

Sequence Documentation
Information about the DNA and protein sequences in AspGD. How to access sequence information. The source of these sequences and further explanation of some sequence-related issues.

GBrowse Help
Navigating the genome using the GBrowse Genome Browser. How to view nucleotide and protein sequence in GBrowse.

Search Help
Documentation about search tools in AspGD. Additional tool-specific documentation is available:
Advanced Search|Batch Download|Get Sequence

BLAST Documentation
How to use the BLAST tool to query sequence similarity in AspGD. A detailed description of the search output is found on the BLAST Results help page.

Sybil: Comparative Genomics Tool Documentation
Information about Sybil, a web-based tool for comparative genomics analysis implemented by the Broad Institute.

Pattern Matching Tool Documentation
How to use the Patmatch tool to locate DNA or protein sequence patterns in AspGD.

Primer Design Tool Documentation
How to use the Webprimer tool to design primers for PCR or for sequencing.

Restriction Analysis
How to use the Genome Restriction Analysis tool to compute a restriction map based on DNA sequence.

Gene Ontology (GO) Documentation
A guide to the Gene Ontology information and tools in AspGD:
What is GO? | SGD GO Tutorial | GO Slim Mapper Help | GO Term Finder Help

AspGD Web Page Help
A guide to the types of information found on AspGD web pages:
Locus | Literature Guide | AspGD Paper | Mutant Phenotype

Protein Pages
A guide to the resources available from the Protein tab on the Locus Summary page for each ORF:
Protein Information Page | Domains/Motifs Page | Protein Physicochemical Properties | PDB Homolog Page

AspGD Download Help
README documents describing some of files available for download from AspGD (full list on the Download Index page):
Gene Ontology (GO) Annotations File | Chromosomal Feature File | Sequence Files

Terms and definitions, provided by Saccharomyces Genome Database

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Answers to some of the most common questions asked by AspGD users

What's New in AspGD
Changes and additions to AspGD services

Contact AspGD
Send suggestions or questions to AspGD

Return to AspGD Send a Message to the AspGD Curators