Greetings GenBank Users,
Close-of-data for the upcoming GenBank Release 173.0 occurred on
Friday August 21 2009 at approximately 1:30am EDT.
The subsequently generated GenBank Incremental Update files
nc0821.aso, nc0821.flat, etc. contain data through the close.
Note: Release processing often does not begin until sometime during
business hours on the close date. As a result, a number of sequence
records processed *after* 1:30am are likely to be present in the
GenBank 173.0 release files, even though they are "post-close" .
Similarly, the first GenBank Incremental Update that is generated
after the close date is likely to contain a number of sequence
records that are unchanged, compared to their appearance in the
We expect to make the GenBank 173.0 data files available sometime
Our apologies for the lack of advanced notice about the close date,
and for delays that have affected the delivery of the GB 173 product.