Release 51 (June 1997) of the EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database is now
available on the EBI anonymous FTP server:
For those who mirror our cumulative update file, cumulative.dat.Z, please note
that this file will be changed on the evening of Tuesday June 24 to contain only
post-release 51 data.
Release 51 is also available on our Netserv, FASTA and SRS servers.
Full release notes, including announcements of several forthcoming changes,
can be read at:
Details of release 51 include:
The release contains 1,432,941 sequence entries comprising 931,351,601
nucleotides. This represents an increase of about 18% over Release 50.
EST Database Files
In order to keep the size of the data files within reasonable limits for
handling purposes, we have split the EST division into several files. At this
release we have created two extra files of EST data named EST10.DAT and
Cross-references To MENDEL Database Added
At this release we have added cross-references in the form of DR lines to the
MENDEL database of plant gene nomenclature. The Mendel database project aims to
develop a common nomenclature for sequenced genes, based on gene families, for
all photosynthetic organisms, the organelle genomes of both photsynthetic
organisms (fungi, algae, and protozoa) and plant viruses. It is run under the
auspices of the International Society for Plant Molecular Biology (ISPMB) by the
Commission for Plant Gene Nomenclature (CPGN) database group at the John Innes
Centre, Norwich, UK. eg:
DR MENDEL; 202; ZEAma;Lhc0;1.
where 202 is the Mendel number, ZEAma;Lhc0;1 beingh the gene symbol.