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Title

 

 

 

 

 

Open discovery: An integrated live Linux platform of Bioinformatics tools

 

Authors

 

 Umashankar Vetrivel1, * and Kalabharath Pilla1

 

Affiliation

 

 

1Department of Bioinformatics, School of Biosciences, SRM University, Ramapuram, Chennai, India

 

Email

 

vumashankar@gmail.com; *Corresponding author

 

Article Type

 

Software

Date

 

received October 15, 2008; accepted October 30, 2008; published December 06, 2008

Abstract

Historically, live linux distributions for Bioinformatics have paved way for portability of Bioinformatics workbench in a platform independent manner. Moreover, most of the existing Live Linux distributions limit their usage to sequence analysis and basic molecular visualization programs and are devoid of data persistence. Hence, open discovery a live linux distribution has been developed with the capability to perform complex tasks like molecular modeling, docking and molecular dynamics in a swift manner. Furthermore, it is also equipped with complete sequence analysis environment and is capable of running windows executable programs in Linux environment. Open Discovery portrays the advanced customizable configuration of fedora, with data persistency accessible via USB drive or DVD.

 

Keywords

 

 

Open discovery; Bioinformatics Linux distribution; Bioinformatics tools; Bioinformatics software; molecular modeling; molecular dynamics; docking; sequence analysis; structural Bioinformatics

Citation

 

Umashankar & Kalabharath, Bioinformation 3(4): 144-146 (2008)

 

Edited by

 

P. Kangueane

 

ISSN

 

0973-2063

 

Publisher

 

Biomedical Informatics

 

License

 

 

This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.