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How to: Download the complete genome for an organism

Starting at the Genomes FTP site...

  1. See the README file in that directory for general information about the organization of the ftp files.
  2. Locate the directory for your organism of interest. Within that directory a README file will describe the various files available. In many cases, the sequence data is segregated into directories for each chromosome.
  3. Use any FTP client to download the data.