[BiO BB] API for gene ontology retrieval?

Rob C insight.robin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 7 20:43:10 EST 2006

If performance is not a consideration, you may try irobotsoft from
It has a visual interface for programming web robots, and also has an
ActiveX interface
for programmers.

They have an example 'blastx.irb' for the blast search automation.

On 11/7/06, Ahmed Moustafa <ahmed at pobox.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Is there some API or an automated method to retrieve the annotation
> (gene ontology?) of a set of sequences?
> I believe BLAST is necessary but after BLASTing the sequences, how can I
> get the annotations (e.g. cellular component, pathway, biological
> function...) of (for example) the best hit for each sequence?
> Your help will be appreciated so much!
> Thanks in advance,
> Ahmed
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