February 1, 2006 (Vol. 26, No. 3)


Strong Points: Powerful search functions
Weak Points: Narrow focus

I sort of cringe every time I hear the word ‘espresso’ mispronounced, so I wasn’t too pleased to discover the name of this site, which sort of follows the common pattern of interesting an ‘x’ sound into the word. OK, that’s a petty gripe for a site. Aimed at C. elegans researchers and users of the Wormbase, Textpresso users have the option to use the simple and advanced searches of Wormbase. Simple searches involve text entry with specification of up to four search parameters. Advanced searches provide sophisticated Boolean-based searches using up to six required fields. While you have to be a nematode searcher looking for a lot of information to appreciate this site, there is no doubt there are many who fit that description and will welcome the tools provided here.

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