BioCyc Database Collection Available Until July 15

Post Date:
Jun 24, 2022

Queen’s University Library (QUL) is engaging in a 30-day trial of an exciting new resource. The BioCyc Database Collection is an encyclopedic set of more than 20,005 Pathway/Genome Databases (PGDBs) describing many sequenced genomes. This database collection is currently available for full access by users with a Queen’s net id. Students, faculty, researchers, and staff will have access to the full database collection until July 15, 2022.  

This incredible collection features curated data from 130,000 publications, enabling researchers around the world to share fundamental information about biochemical pathways and genomes. PGDBs describe the entire genome of an organism, as well as its biochemical pathways and (when curated) its regulatory network. The comprehensive nature of this resource collection means more effective collaboration and impactful consistency between researchers and institutions. The BioCyc Database Collection is accessible through the database listings on the QUL website. 

BioCyc curators summarize and synthesize information from thousands of publications, facilitating the literature search process and data integration for large-scale computational analyses. BioCyc supports activities in drug discovery, agriculture, and biotechnology by enhancing and promoting the understanding of biological systems. New expanded versions are released three times per year. 

QUL is proud to provide limited-time access to this resource collection and will be examining the possibility of long-term licensing arrangements over the coming months.  

Database description information via BioCyc database collection. (2021, November 11). SRI International. 

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