I'm working on creating a database similar to Genbank that will store cyanobacteria specific information. When adding data, I prompt the user for the Genbank# of the organism they are uploading data for.
I want to query Genbank for genus, species and strain so I can create an organism entry in the database to be linked to what the user uploads. I want to do this to ensure the user input is valid and to shorten the input time a bit.
I would appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction, not sure if there is a framework out there that I can use for this, or if I would have to build this from scratch.
Can you define
Genbank#? I assume you mean accession number. They come in all sorts of varieties and one would need to know what kind of a molecule they are for (if you are strictly thinking DNA then it would make things simpler).