Fellow Yeast Netters,
SGD discovered today (6/5/96) that the MIPS chromosome III sequence does
not incorporate the EMBL/GenBank/DDBJ update of January 1996 (changes in
the sequence between coordinates 5390-8770). The MIPS sequence includes 4
other single nucleotide differences that are not found in the current
GenBank entry. This brings up the question: What is the most current
sequence of chromosome III? Because the GenBank version of chromosome III
appears to be more up-to-date than the MIPS sequence, SGD will use only
the current GenBank sequence (accession number X59720) in our ftp files,
BLAST and FASTA searches, and www pages.
There are two other chromosomes (I and IV) with GenBank updates since
4/24/96, the date of the last update of the MIPS ftp site. The updated
sequences of chromosomes I and IV (including the ZIP1 region) are included
at SGD as mentioned above.
Also please note that many of the non-EU chromosomes have had telomeric
sequence additions that are not yet in GenBank/EMBL/DDBJ but are available
from MIPS and SGD.
SGD appreciates all comments and suggestions about our services.
Please let us know what you think.
Catherine Ball, Ph.D.
Saccharomyces Genome Database
Department of Genetics
Stanford University Med. Ctr.
Stanford, CA 94305-5120 USA
e-mail: yeast-curator at genome.stanford.edu
SGD Web URL: http://genome-www.stanford.edu/