Peter Tribble of the UK’s Human Genome Mapping Project Computing Services has released Embreo, a toolkit for building clients that can execute applications and access data held on servers. It is available at www.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk/~ptribble/Embreo.
Kapelan, a Halle, Germany-based subsidiary of Labsoft Diagnostics, has launched a new version of its gel analysis software LabImage at www.labimage.de.
Alexander Kozik of the University of California, Davis, has released PhyloGrapher, a visualization tool for studying evolutionary relationships within families of homologous genes or proteins, under the GNU GPL at www.atgc.org/PhyloGrapher/PhyloGrapher_Welcome.html.
Release 10 of HOBACGEN (Homologous Bacterial Genes Database) is now available at http://pbil.univ-lyon1.fr/databases/hobacgen.html.
HOBACGEN is available through the Pôle Bio-Informatique Lyonnais, a web server supported by France’s Institute of Biology and Chemistry of Proteins and Laboratory of Biometry and Evolutionary Biology.
The database contains protein sequences of bacteria organized into families. It is based on sequences of bacteria and yeast from SwissProt 40 and TrEMBL 19, with some annotation modifications. There are 260,025 available in the current release.