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No.47 & 48  Mar. 10, 2010
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 Open House in National Institute of Genetics 2010
Every spring, the National Institute of Genetics (NIG) opens its grounds and facilities to the public. Visitors can attend exhibits, special lectures, and scientific movies while enjoying cherry blossoms on the Institute's premises.
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DDBJ network services including NIG supercomputer (supernig) will be unavailable at the following schedule because of the system maintenance. Please note that the suspended period depends on the service.
Service Period
- SAKURA Mar. 12(Fri) 17:00 - Mar. 15(Mon) 10:00(JST)
- DDBJ network services (excluding SAKURA)
- NIG supercomputer (supernig)
Mar. 14(Sun) 9:00 - 21:30(JST)
NIG network service will be unavailable at the following schedule because of the network maintenance. DDBJ network service and NIG supercomputer (supernig) service will also be unavailable.

  • Date: Mar. 21(Sun), 2010 at 18:15 - 19:00 (JST)
    ( 5 minutes interception during the above time )
Thank you for your cooperation.
DDBJ discontinues the following services provided by WWW and by WebAPI, as of the described schedule. We apologize for your inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Services Terminate. schedule Subst. services
Subst. services
outside DDBJ
  FASTA (WWW/WebAPI) 2010.3.31 supernig *1 EBI (WWW),
Univ. of Virginia (WWW),
  SSEARCH supernig *1 EBI (WWW),
Univ. of Virginia (WWW),
JST (WWW Japanese)
  PSI-BLAST   NCBI protein blast(WWW),
JST (WWW Japanese)
  HMMPFAM   Sanger institute (WWW),
HMMER (program download)
*1: for domestic users only (application is required, and support is only in Japanese)
DDBJ newly released 90,007 entries of GSS data derived from false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens), which had been submitted by Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology.
The accession numbers  (Anonymous FTP)  are as follows
Reference site
These entries were released as DDBJ daily updates on Jan. 7, 2010.
DDBJ activities were introduced in the following papers appeared in Nucleic Acids Research Vol.38 Database Issue (Jan.2010).
"DDBJ launches a new archive database with analytical tools for next-generation sequence data"
Kaminuma E, Mashima J, Kodama Y, Gojobori T, Ogasawara O, Okubo K, Takagi T and Nakamura Y.
Nucleic Acids Research, 2010, Vol. 38, Database issue D33-D38

"Archiving next generation sequencing data"
Shumway M, Cochrane G and Sugawara H.
Nucleic Acids Research, 2010, Vol. 38, Database issue D870-D871
  • 112,314,250 entries:    109,636,862,252 bases
  • In the present release, the format of the SOURCE line in DDBJ flat file has been changed (change of the order of organism name and organelle name, and inclusion of a common name in some of DDBJ flat files). For details, please refer the DDBJ Release Note.
  • Latest Release Information
Feature Table Definition (FT-Doc) is the common annotation manual among the three banks (DDBJ, EMBL-Bank, GenBank) for the construction of the DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank International Nucleotide Sequence Database. Following the decision at an International Collaborators Meeting (ICM) held annually in May, this FT-Doc is updated every year. In December 2009, FT-Doc is updated, based on the 22nd International Collaborators Meeting.
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