[Genbank-bb] about a GenBank-rapd "dumpy" sequence published by Indian people

Cavanaugh, Mark (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [E] via genbankb%40net.bio.net (by cavanaug from ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
Thu May 12 16:46:06 EST 2011

Greetings Julio,

GenBank submission staff are following up on your report, and will contact the submitters of the RAPD markers
that you mentioned. If you don't receive any information from the NCBI HelpDesk or other staff within a week
or so, please feel free to enquire once again.

By the way, the best address to use for questions like yours is probably:

                gb-admin from ncbi.nlm.nih.gov<mailto:gb-admin from ncbi.nlm.nih.gov>


Mark Cavanaugh

From: Julio Solis Sarmiento [mailto:jsolis2 from tigers.lsu.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 6:37 PM
To: Huamani, Kelvin (CIP); NLM/NCBI Info; mzabdin from rediffmail.com
Cc: Baisakh, Niranjan; genbankb from magpie.bio.indiana.edu; NLM/NCBI List ncbi-announce; salimkhan17 from yahoo.com
Subject: [Genbank-bb] about a GenBank-rapd "dumpy" sequence published by Indian people


Examples of some strange "dusty" sequence published by Indian people at NCBI. I compared accesion HQ883974 and HQ883972.1 deposited at genbank as from different especies.

The sequence appears to be the same except that one have 8 bases at one end. Both were released same day
LOCUS       HQ883972                 765 bp    DNA     linear   PLN 26-APR-2011
DEFINITION  Rheum palmatum clone rp1 RAPD marker genomic sequence.

LOCUS       HQ883974                 766 bp    DNA     linear   PLN 26-APR-2011
DEFINITION  Ipomoea batatas clone ib1 RAPD marker genomic sequence.

The BLASTN:query :HQ883974

>gb|HQ883972.1|  Rheum palmatum clone rp1 RAPD marker genomic sequence

Reveals a perfect match.
 How do this sequences could be allowed to be deposited at Genbank. It appears that this example makes GenBank a place to deposit any thing, like Genbank was a mere box of trashes.

Any ways, I think this is a mistake to be corrected by the authors.Also, that is unannotated and appears to be a kind of RAPD markers. That would explain that this is not a true marker.

The following is a recent paper of many of these authors:
Khan S., Mirza K.J., Al-Qurainy F., Abdin M.Z. Authentication of the medicinal plant Senna angustifolia by RAPD profiling. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences In Press, Corrected Proof.

Fitoterapia. 2010 Dec;81(8):969-76. Epub 2010 Aug 17.
SCAR markers: a potential tool for authentication of herbal drugs.
Kiran U, Khan S, Mirza KJ, Ram M, Abdin MZ.

Julio Solis, Ms. Sc.
Ph.D. Student,
School of Plant, Environmental, & Soil Science
Louisiana State University
137 Julian C Miller Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-2173
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E-mail: jsolis2 from .lsu.edu<http://lsu.edu>
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