cazy_webscraper : For creating a local CAZy database

Hobbs, Emma and Gloster, Tracey and Chapman, Sean and Pritchard, Leighton (2021) cazy_webscraper : For creating a local CAZy database. In: Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2021, 2021-04-26 - 2021-04-30, Online. (

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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.


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