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The Biological Macromolecule Crystallization Database



David Travis Gallagher, Michael Tung


The Biological Macromolecule Crystallization Database (BMCD) is described. The database currently contains 14372 entries with crystallization information for proteins, protein–protein complexes, nucleic acids, nucleic acid–nucleic acid complexes, protein–nucleic acid complexes and viruses. The information in the BMCD is applicable for general study of protein crystallization, for reproducing previously reported crystals reported in the literature, and for designing strategies to crystallize new macromolecules. Methods for utilizing the BMCD are presented, including examples of crystallization strategy development.
International Tables for Crystallography Volume F
Publisher Info
Springer, Dordrecht., Vienna,


biosystems and health, crystal conditions, crystal screening, protein


Gallagher, D. and Tung, M. (2012), The Biological Macromolecule Crystallization Database, International Tables for Crystallography Volume F, Springer, Dordrecht., Vienna, , [online],, (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created March 6, 2012, Updated March 15, 2023