cazy_webscraper: for creating a local CAZy database

Emma Elizabeth Mary Hobbs, Leighton Pritchard, Sean Chapman, Tracey Gloster

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Carbohydrate Active enZymes (CAZymes) are pivotal in pathogen recognition, signalling, structure and energy metabolism. CAZy ( is the most comprehensive CAZyme database, but it does not provide methods for automating data retrieval or submitting sequences for annotation.

cazy_webscraper retrieves user-specified datasets from CAZy, producing a local SQL database enabling thorough interrogation of the data. cazy_webscraper can also retrieve protein sequences from GenBank and download structure files from RCSB PDB.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2021
EventMicrobiology Society Annual Conference -
Duration: 26 Apr 202130 Apr 2021


ConferenceMicrobiology Society Annual Conference
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  • CAZy
  • CAZymes
  • Webscraper


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