To search sequences, click on the Search menu on the homepage header and select Sequence Search. This search is useful for retrieving information about certain sequences from a larger dataset, or all the sequences from one or more datasets. The Gene and Transcript Search page is for searching genes and transcripts only, whereas the Sequence Search page also includes other sequence types. A few search parameters can be used to return a broad range of results, or more parameters can be selected to find very specific data. This is not a BLAST search, BLAST is available under the Tools menu.
Figure 18. GDV Sequence Search interface
Sequence searches can be limited by genus and species, or sequence type (Fig. 18A). The search can also be restricted to a certain genome dataset and further restricted to a certain chromosome or scaffold location for within that assembly (Fig. 18B). The sequences in GDV can also be searched by sequence name, and there is an option to upload a text file of sequence names (Fig. 18C).
Figure 19. Search results table
All search results are returned in a table with hyperlinks to more information (Fig. 19A). The results table can be downloaded and a Fasta file of the sequences on the table can also be downloaded (Fig. 19B). To do a different search, either edit the parameters and search again, or click the Reset button.