The original site; Controlled vocabulary for /country qualifier 2015.10.01 version
A new qualifier was introduced in version 2.1 (December 15, 1998) of the Feature table definitions: /country.
This new qualifier is used to indicate the country of origin of a DNA sample.
The text below outlines the format and the present list of allowed countries.
Qualifier: /country=" " Qualifier /country= Definition locality of isolation of the sequenced organism indicated in terms of political names for nations, oceans or seas, followed by regions and localities Value format "
[: ][, ]" where country_value is any value from the controlled vocabulary at http://www.insdc.org/documents/country-qualifier-vocabulary Example /country="Canada:Vancouver" /country="France:Cote d'Azur, Antibes" /country="Atlantic Ocean:Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone" Comment Intended to provide a reference to the site where the source organism was isolated or sampled. Regions and localities should be indicated where possible. Note that the physical geography of the isolation or sampling site should be represented in /isolation_source.
COUNTRY LIST based on information from: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49.htm
Revised October 31, 2014