Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Citrina Summary

"Citrina (pronounced sih-TREE-nuh) is a database management tool that automates the mirroring and processing of databases that are distributed via ftp servers. It is built around the Ant java build tool making it very flexible and portable. Citrina only provides the basic functionality for mirroring but can easily be extended to do other tasks. For example, with Citrina you could mirror the uniprot database to your local system, generate fasta files, create the blast dbs, and run blast on a set of proteins you are interested in."

Have to keep this in mind for possible automization protocols