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The GSS division of GenBank is similar to the EST division, with the exception that most of the sequences are genomic in origin, rather than cDNA (mRNA).  It should be noted that two classes (exon trapped products and gene trapped products) may be derived via a cDNA intermediate. Care should be taken when analyzing sequences from either of these classes, as a splicing event could have occurred and the sequence represented in the record may be interrupted when compared to genomic sequence. The GSS division contains (but is not limited to) the following types of data:

  • random "single pass read" genome survey sequences.
  • cosmid/BAC/YAC end sequences
  • exon trapped genomic sequences
  • Alu PCR sequences
  • transposon-tagged sequences
Section 1.3.3 of the GenBank 96.0 release notes provides additional information about the GSS division.

Although dbGSS sequences are incorporated into the GSS Division of GenBank, annotation in dbGSS is more comprehensive and includes detailed information about the contributors, experimental conditions, and genetic map locations.

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Other ways to access dbGSS.

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How to submit data to dbGSS.

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Information on the current release.

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Revised April 11, 2003.