The NMPDR Banner and Search Box
At the top of every page is a banner containing a search box, a graphic logo, and a menu bar. The actual graphic logo used depends on the width of your display and the browser you're using.
Examples of both banners are shown below.
As is traditional for modern web sites, clicking in the left-hand portion of the banner graphic will take you to our home page.
The Search Box
The search box works in two modes. When data
is selected, you are searching the database for genomic data. When web pages
is selected, you are searching the "cover pages" that describe NMPDR and and provide user-support. In other words, if you are looking for a gene, protein, or organism, make sure data
is selected (it is by default). If you are looking for more general information about how to use NMPDR or what is NMPDR, then select web pages
before submitting your search.
With the data
option selected, you can type any word or phrase into the search box and click GO
to search the Sprout Database
. The search box will attempt to find an item that exactly matches what you typed in. If it cannot, it performs a keyword
The data search box recognizes the following types of names when searching for an exact match.
- An organism number (100226.1, 83333.1) or complete name with strain (Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2), Escherichia coli K12) takes you to the GenomeViewerOrganismPage Organism Overview? page.
- A feature's FIGid (fig|243277.1.peg.524, fig|315277.3.peg.412) or a known alias (Q9X8I1_STRCO, P00934), takes you to the Genome Viewer Annotation Page for the specified feature.
Web Pages Search
With the web pages
option selected, a Google search is performed of the main NMPDR web site. The search thus performed is very flexible.
- Searches are not case sensitive.
campylobacter return the same results.
- Double quotes can be used to form phrases.
"Folate biosynthesis" will return fewer pages than
Folate biosynthesis without the quotes.
- A minus sign can be used to exclude terms. So,
essential -campylobacter will return pages about essentiality that don't have any reference to Campylobacter.
It's important to understand that the web pages search is a search for text, not a search for features
will not return a list of virulent genes excluding those found in Campylobacter. Instead, it will find pages that have the word virulence
but not the word campylobacter
. If you are looking for particular data in the database, you need to select data
With that said, it is also the case that the data pages are indexed for the web page search. Thus, one of the pages returned for
will be fig|282459.1.peg.2618
, which is a hypothetically virulent gene in Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus MSSA476
The Menu Bar
Position the mouse cursor over a word to see a dropdown list of menu choices. These are summarized below.