About NCBI dbEST - Database of Expressed Sequence Tags
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NCBI dbEST - Database of Expressed Sequence Tags
Short (about 300-500 bp) cDNA sequences representing single-pass reads from mRNA. Usually produced in large numbers and represents a snapshot of the genes expressed in a given tissue, and/or at a given developmental stage. Also includes ESTs generated by the Cancer Genome Anatomy Project.