Available Until 4/26/2028

5 Questions You Can Answer Using the NCBI Nucleotide Database*

For more information about this course, please contact Molly Knapp <molly.knapp@utah.edu>.

The Nucleotide database from NCBI contains nucleotide sequences from humans, model organisms, and a wide variety of other organisms. The database contains original data submitted by scientists from around the world as well as NCBI-curated reference sequences.


In this webinar, you will learn about the Nucleotide database and how to use it to answer the following questions:

  • How do I find a nucleotide sequence for a specific gene or specific organism?
  • How do I find complete genomic sequences?
  • What is the coding region of a sequence?
  • What genes have been identified in a particular sequence?
  • How do I extract sequence data, for use at my institution?


A basic familiarity with genetics vocabulary will be helpful in understanding this Webinar. For a review, see The New Genetics (https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/thenewgenetics/), an educational booklet by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

Presenters: Peter Cooper and Bonnie Maidak, NCBI