The Interactive Bovine In Silico SNP (IBISS) database has been created at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), by Rachel Hawken, Wes Barris and Brian Dalrymple. IBISS was constructed in an attempt to create an in silico SNP database by harnessing the vast number of bovine EST sequences available in the public domain.
IBISS is not only a database of SNPs, but also a database of model bovine mRNAs. The mRNAs have a standard and uniform annotation, based on the human orthologues. IBISS is searchable using human standard gene symbols, Genbank human Refseq accession numbers, Genbank bovine accession numbers, or by text searches of the descriptions and by sequence using BLAST.