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GenBank Release 197.0 is Available

Friday, August 16, 2013

GenBank Release 197.0 is Available

Friday, August 16, 2013

The new release for GenBank is now available via FTP, as well as in the Nucleotide database and BLAST services.

Release 197.0 (08/15/2013) 167,295,840 non-WGS, non-CON records which were comprised of 154,192,921,011 basepairs of sequence data. In addition, there were 124,812,020 WGS records containing 500,420,412,665 basepairs of sequence data.

During the 60 days between the close dates for GenBank Releases 196.0 and 197.0, the non-WGS/non-CON portion of GenBank grew by 1,593,690,899 basepairs and by 1,555,676 sequence records and the WGS component of GenBank grew by 46,590,660,345 basepairs and by 12,323,984 sequence records.

The total number of sequence data files increased by 25 with this release, with the divisions that expanded in file number:

  • BCT = 3 new files, now a total of 106
  • CON = 7 new files, now a total of 215
  • ENV = 1 new file, now a total of 62
  • EST = 1 new file, now a total of 474
  • GSS = 5 new files, now a total of 278
  • PLN = 1 new file, now a total of 63
  • PRI = 1 new file, now a total of 46
  • TSA = 4 new file, now a total of 145
  • VRL = 1 new file, now a total of 26
  • VRT = 1 new file, now a total of 31

For downloading purposes, please keep in mind that these GenBank flatfiles are roughly 607 GB (sequence files only).

For additional release information, see the Release Notes and README files in individual directories.

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