Gidre : Genome Integrated Databases Retrieval Environment

Kagehiko Kitano (
Atsushi Ogiwara (
Toshihisa Takagi (

Human Genome Center, Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo
4-6-1 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108 Japan


This paper presents an overview of Gidre : Genome Integrated Database Retrieval Environment. Gidre provides biological researchers with facilities to access information of interest. Gidre allows users to refer easily to various genome databases and to execute many useful genome applications with a pointing device by its graphical user interfaces. And we adopted a 'client/server' mechanism as Gidre's model. With its flexible structure we can expand easily Gidre's functions and components. Now it operates on Sun workstations.