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Dennis Benson dab at ray.nlm.nih.gov
Tue Oct 26 11:02:14 EST 1993

fzbritt at HAMLET.UCDAVIS.EDU writes:
: I would like to enter the sequence for an Arabidopsis cDNA encoding a 3-methyladenine glycosylase.  Could you send me instructions on how this is done?
: Also, there's a sequence in the bank already which is described, incorrectly, as a 3-methyladenine glycosylase.  Thsi is the tag gene of Vibrio cholerae.  I thi
: nk the tag stands for T Antigen Gene, or something like that.  It does not stand for Threemethyl Adenine Glycosylase.
: Thanks,
: Anne B. Britt
: Section of Plant Biology
: U. C. Davis
: Davis, CA 95616
: fzbritt at hamlet.ucdavis.edu

Anne -- Below is a summary of sequence submission instructions.

As for the sequence with the incorrect description, you are
probably referring to M60658 and you are correct.  The 'tag' gene
in this sequence from Vibrio cholerae refers to the 'ToxR activated gene',
and not the '3-methyladenine DNA glycosylase' gene.  The keywords and
product name have been corrected and the revised record will be available
from GenBank within 48 hours.

Dennis Benson


Sequence Data Submissions to GenBank, EMBL, and DDBJ


The sequence databases depend on scientists to contribute sequences and
associated biological annotation in electronic form. The three databases
in the U.S., Europe, and Japan collaborate in collecting and distributing
all sequence information received and consequently make available comprehensive
collections of DNA and RNA sequence data in the GenBank, EMBL, and DDBJ

Researchers are encouraged to submit data to whichever of the three databases
is most convenient. The receiving database will transmit the data to the
other two.  Collectively, the databases will make the sequence information
available to scientists throughout the world through computer networks,
magnetic tapes, and CD-ROMs. 

Many editorial policies require submission of sequence data and the issuance of
an accession number by the databases as a condition of publication. (At the
authors' option, sequence data may be kept confidential until publication.)
But even when not required, the inclusion of an accession number in a
publication helps users efficiently retrieve the sequence from the databases.
To facilitate the submission process, free software (Authorin) for PC and
Macintosh computers is available.  Contact NCBI for the software at the
address below.  For assistance with sequence submission, contact the most
convenient database:


National Center for Biotechnology Information
National Library of Medicine
Bldg. 38A, Rm. 8N-803
Bethesda, MD 20894  USA
+1 (301) 496-2475

Submissions:  gb-sub at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Revisions:    update at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Information:  info at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

EMBL Data Library

Postfach 10.2209
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69012 Heidelberg
+49 (6221) 387258

Submissions:  datasubs at embl-heidelberg.de
Revisions:    update at embl-heidelberg.de
Information:  datalib at embl-heidelberg.de

DNA Databank of Japan

National Institute of Genetics
Shizuoka 411
+81 559 75 0771

Submissions:  ddbjsub at ddbj.nig.ac.jp
Revisions:    ddbjupdt at ddbj.nig.ac.jp
Information:  ddbj at ddbj.nig.ac.jp

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