Greetings GenBank Users,
Close-of-data for the upcoming GenBank Release 197.0 occurred
Monday August 12th, at approximately 1:30am EDT.
The subsequently generated GenBank Incremental Update files
nc0812.aso, nc0812.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 197.0 release files, even though they are "post-close" .
Similarly, the first GenBank Incremental Update generated after
the close date is likely to contain a number of sequence records
that are unchanged, compared to their appearance in the release
We plan to make the GenBank 197.0 data files available on or before
Thursday August 15th.
Our apologies for the lack of advance notice about the close date.