Retrieving sequence files from NCBI

Gerard Tromp tromp at sanger.med.wayne.edu
Wed Dec 4 13:26:24 EST 1996

Andrew St. Jean wrote:
> Dear All,
> I'm looking for a way to download large numbers of genbank format
> sequence files. By large numbers, I mean thousands. Does anybody know
> of any programs available to do the transfer preferably by ftp? I know
> about the online batch retrieve offered by NCBI but I'm looking for a
> program I can automate. Please send replies to:
> andrew at bio01.bio.uottawa.ca
> Andrew St. Jean
> University of Ottawa

You could just ftp the entire database (assuming you have enough
storage) from ncbi.nlm.nih.gov using anaonymous ftp. Resides in /genbank
as a series of compressed files.

Gerard Tromp, Ph.D.
CMMG, Wayne State University    vox:	313-577-8773
3116, Scott Hall		fax: 	313-577-5218
540 E Canfield Ave		e-mail: tromp at sanger.med.wayne.edu
Detroit, MI 48201                       gtromp at cmb.biosci.wayne.edu

More information about the Bio-soft mailing list

Send comments to us at biosci-help [At] net.bio.net