Bio::GMOD is a suite of Perl modules that provides a unified programming interface to Model Organism Databases. These databases house a wealth of information that extends beyond the primary genomic sequences of the organisms on which they focus.
This document was derived from a talk given at the May 2005 Generic Model Organism Database meeting in Menlo Park, CA.
Need to be knowledgable in both database structure and terminology Difficult to fetch similar/related data across sites
insulate end users from changes in data schemas provide unified API to wealth of data housed in MODs
open-ended defaults - can generically create as necessary
one instance, one MOD little movement between classes