DDBJ Center News Archive

News from 2006

DDBJ Rel. 68 Completed

2006年12月28日
The nucleotide sequence database collected and maintained by DDBJ is quarterly released online to the public. We completed DDBJ Release 68 in Dec. 28, 2006. DDBJ Release 68 consists of 64,267,978 entries, and the number of bases reached 68,259,314,742. We changed the maximum file size from 300 MB to 1.5 GB
FTP site for periodical release and new data download
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Update of "Conference on Information Biology"

December 28,2006
Following conferences were added to "Conference on Information Biology"
  • Plant and Animal
    Genome XV Conference (1/13-17)
  • target="_blank">EMBO Workshop: Viral RNA: Structure, Function and
    Targeting (3/5-7)

  • Computational Cell Biology (3/6-9)
  • Systems Biology and Regulatory Networks (3/21-27)
  • Systems Biology:Global Regulation of Gene Expression
    (3/29-4/1)
  • BSDB 2007 Spring Symposium (3/29-4/1)
  • Experimental
    Biology 2007
    (4/28-5/2)
  • From basic
    genomics to systems biology
    (5/2-4)
  • EMBO Conference on Chromatin and Epigenetics
    (5/3-6)
  • HGM2007 in Montreal (5/21-24)
  • GENSIPS
    2007 (6/10-12)
  • EVOLUTION
    2007 (6/16-20)
  • Regulation of protein function by SUMO modification
    (6/25-27)
  • DILS
    2007 (6/27-29)
  • CIBB 2007 -
    Fourth International Meeting on Computational Intelligence Methods for
    Bioinformatics and Biostatistics )
    (7/7-10)
  • EURO-CBBM Workshop (7/8)
  • 18th
    Annual Symposium on Combinational Pattern Matching (7/9-11)
  • 6th
    European Biophysics Congress
    (7/15-19)
  • 7th Atlantic Symposium on Computational Biology & Genome
    Informatics (7/15-22)
  • The 2007 annual meeting of the Society for Industrial
    Microbiology (7/29-8/2)
  • ELSO 2007 (9/1-4)
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Release of new Medaka GSS 430,750 entries

December 27,2006
DDBJ newly released Medaka (Oryzias latipes, strain Hd-rR) GSS 430,750 entries, which had been submitted by National Institute of Genetics. These entries were released as DDBJ daily updates on Dec. 22, 23 and 26.
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Genome data were added to GIB

December 27,2006
GIB (Genome Information Broker) provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete genome sequences.
Because the following genome sequence data were released from December 19 to 26, we incorporated them to GIB, and now you can search those data.
  • Azoarcus sp. BH72 (by University of Bremen)
  • Thermofilum pendens Hrk 5 (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Nocardioides sp. JS614 (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Yersinia enterocolitica subsp. enterocolitica 8081 (by Sanger Institute)
  • Mycobacterium sp. KMS (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Pyrobaculum islandicum DSM 4184 (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Shewanella amazonensis SB2B (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Psychromonas ingrahamii 37 (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Borrelia turicatae 91E135 (by National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease)
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BLAST and PSI-BLAST upgraded

December 26,2006
DDBJ upgraded BLAST (provided through WWW and E-mail) and PSI-BLAST (WWW only), which are DDBJ's homology search services , from 2.2.14 to 2.2.15. The upgraded services corresponds to the retrieval of the amino acid including "J" and "O".
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Failure in getting the result by FTP in the WWW getentry

December 21,2006
"getentry" is the entry retrieval system by accession numbers etc, which is provided by DDBJ via WWW and E-mail servers. Recently, we found that getting the result by FTP was temporarily unavailable. Details are as follows:
  • Period: aound Dec. 13, 19:30 - around Dec. 14, 16:05
  • Conditions:
    1. At WWW getentry, the result files for FTP .
    2. At E-mail getentry, the result by FTP were not created under the following conditions:
      • search more than 10 entries
      • specify DATABASE as [DDBJ],
      • specify ID as [Accession],
  • Cause:
    Because an enormously huge size file occupied the whole disk space, no more FTP files were created.
  • Affect:
    If you did the search during the above period specifying FTP for getting the result, FTP files may not have been created. So, plase do the search again. At present, the problem have already been removed.
We deeply apologize for any inconveniences that this may have caused to our users. We will try to set the preventive measures to cope with these troubles immediately.
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PRF Rel. 112 was released

December 19,2006
PRF (Protein Research Foundation)/SEQ database Release 112 was released on Dec. 18, 2006 at DDBJ. PRF Release 112 consists of 709,985 entries, and the total number of residues reached 242,521,349.
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Genome data were added to GIB

December 19,2006
GIB (Genome Information Broker) provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete genome sequences.
Because the following genome sequence data were released from December 12 to 18, we incorporated them to GIB, and now you can search those data.
  • Chlorobium phaeobacteroides DSM 266 (by Joint Genome Institute)
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Correction for the "Release of new Xenopus laevis EST 129,076 entries (Dec.6)

December 18,2006
In the "Release of new Xenopus laevis EST 129,076 entries (Dec.6)", the description of the organism name was corrected in some data. Details are as follows. For the Anonymous FTP, the new file which contains the corrected data was placed on the following site. Please download the files again, and replace with the old ones.
  • Organism name
    (Error) Xenopus laevis  ---> (Correct) Xenopus tropicalis
    DC135518-DC165593 (30076 entries)
    DC165594-DC195410 (29817 entries)
  • Correction for the developmental stage description
    (Error) stage 10.5 --->
    (Correct) mixture of equivalent stages 10.5-15 (early gastrula to mid neurula)
    DC066335-DC099907 (33573 entries)
    DC099908-DC135517 (35610 entries)
  • Anonymous FTP:
    Xenopus tropicalis EST
    (file name)Xenopus_tropicalis_EST_061215_1.seq.gz
     Xenopus_laevis_EST_061215_2.seq.gz
    Xenopus laevis EST
    (file name)Xenopus_laevis_EST_061215_1.seq.gz
     Xenopus_laevis_EST_061215_2.seq.gz

We apologize for your inconvenience.
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16S rRNA is newly added to DDBJ homology search databases

December 15,2006
DDBJ provides homology search services by WWW and E-mail. "16S rRNA" is newly added to the searchable databases in FASTA, BLAST, and SSESRCH services. Deatils are as follows.
  • Database: 16S rRNA (Prokaryotes)
  • method:
    1. The 16S rRNA sequences which meets the following conditions were extracted from BCT division of the latest DDBJ periodical release.
    • include "rRNA" in Feature Key
    • include 16S", "RRS" or "SSU" in the product line of Qulifier Key.
  • After extraction, the sequences whose length is 300bp or less and which ar recognized as the antisense were removed.
  • Anonymous FTP:
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Genome data were added to GIB

December 14,2006
GIB (Genome Information Broker) provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete genome sequences.
Because the following genome sequence data were released from December 5 to 11, we incorporated them to GIB, and now you can search those data.
  • Pelobacter propionicus DSM 2379 (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Mycobacterium ulcerans Agy99 (by Institut Pasteur)
  • Candidatus Ruthia magnifica Cm (Calyptogena magnifica) (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Bifidobacterium adolescentis ATCC 15703 (by Gifu University)
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Failure in part of search services in the WWW getentry

December 08,2006
"getentry" is the entry retrieval system by accession numbers etc,
which is provided by DDBJ via WWW and E-mail servers.
Recently, we found there were some entries which had not been displayed on the web version of getentry for a certain period (see below for details).
We kindly request users to conduct their searchesagain if you have used the web version of getentry in the affected period. Currently, the web version of getentry works normally.
Fortunately, the e-mail version of getentry was not affected by this trouble.
Details are as follows:
 Period:Dec. 5, 15:00 - Dec. 6, 14:00
 Cause:bug at the web version program for the display of the results
 Condition:Users could not view the results under the following conditions.
    - when you specify:
ID as [Accession],
DATABASE as [Flat File (DDBJ)],
Result as [WWW] and
enter the accession numbers which start from C, CZ, or X
We deeply apologize for any inconveniences that this may have caused to our users.
We will try to set the preventive measures to cope with these troubles immediately.
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Release of new Xenopus laevis EST 129,076 entries

December 06,2006
DDBJ newly released African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) EST 129,076 entries, which had been submitted by National Institute for Basic Biology. These entries were released as DDBJ daily updates on Dec. 5.
Reference URL: http://www.shigen.nig.ac.jp/xenopus/top.jsp
The accession numbers and the file names for anonymous FTP are as follows;
  • DC066335-DC195410 (129,076 entries)
  • anonymous FTP: Xenopus_laevis_EST_061205_1.seq.gz
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Codon usage table is available at GIB

December 06,2006
GIB (Genome Information Broker) provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete genome sequences.
The codon usage table was added to GIB. The frequency of the codon use in the chromosomes and in the plasmids is available.
Click on "Codon Usage" from the left menu of the page of each species.
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Genome data were added to GIB

December 06,2006
GIB (Genome Information Broker) provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete genome sequences.
Because the following genome sequence data were released from¡¡November 21 to December 4, we incorporated them to GIB, and now you can search those data.
  • Clostridium novyi NT (by Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics & Therapeutics at the Johns)
  • Mycobacterium avium 104 (by The Institute for Genomic Research)
  • Mycobacterium smegmatis MC2 155 (by The Institute for Genomic Research)
  • Bacillus thuringiensis Al Hakam (by The Joint Genome Institute)
  • Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus 82-40 (by The Institute for Genomic Research)
  • Francisella tularensis subsp. novicida U112 (by University of Washington)
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Release of new Xenopus laevis EST 66,334 entries

December 05,2006
DDBJ newly released African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) EST 66,334 entries, which had been submitted by University of Tokyo. These entries were released as DDBJ daily updates on Dec. 2.
Reference URL: http://www.shigen.nig.ac.jp/xenopus/top.jsp
The accession numbers and the file names for anonymous FTP are as follows;
  • DC000001-DC066334 (66,334 entries)
  • anonymous FTP: Xenopus_laevis_EST_061202_1.seq.gz
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NIG Network service temporary down

December 04,2006
NIG (National Institute of Genetics) network service will be unavailable at the following schedule, because of the preliminary works of the computer system replacement in NIG with an upgraded one by March, 2007. All DDBJ network services and NIG supercomputer (supernig and minerva2) service will also be unavailable.
Date & Time: Dec.9 (FRI) from 8:00 to 18:00
Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.
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supernig suspended for the urgent maintenance

December 04,2006
Because of the emergency maintenance, supernig service is unavailable now. Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.
resumed (Dec.4 17:30)
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Suspension of the DDBJ activity during the New Year Holidays

November 29,2006
We at DDBJ will temporally close our business for the New Year Holidays in the following schedules, according to the Japanese custom, and resume the normal business on January 4th, 2007.
Please note in particular that SAKURA will also stop in operation for a while (see below). However, the computer search and analysis and FTP are available during the holidays.
DDBJ activity suspension:from December 29th, 2006 to January 3rd, 2007
SAKURA suspension:from December 27th, 2006 to January 4th, 2007
data release suspension:from December 27th, 2006 to January 4th, 2007
 
Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.
We wish you a Happy New Year.
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GIB temporary suspension for maintenance

November 29,2006
GIB (Genome Information Broker) provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete genome sequences. Suspension of the GIB service will be scheduled as follows.
Date & Time: December 4, 2006 (Mon9:00 - 13:00
Affected Services:FASTA and BLAST in GIB
Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.
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DDBJ services emergency trouble caused by network system failure

November 22,2006
Because of the network system failures, connection to some DDBJ services are being
unstable now. Details are as follows.
Date and time: 11:00 on Nov 21- (JST)
Affected services:
  • Database Searches : getentry, SRS,ARSA
  • Homology Searchs : FASTA, BLAST, SSEARCH
  • Data Analysis¡§ClustalW, malign
  • FTP
Resume of the services will be announced on the DDBJ HP.
Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.
Nov.21 18:00 Resumed. Thank you.
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Resume of the E-mail reception from free emails

November 20,2006
As the delay of mail delivery was recovered. E-mail reception from the following free mails was restarted.
Date:November 20 (Mon) 15:00-
Domains:
yahoo.co.jp, yahoo.com, hotmail.com, livedoor.com,
infoseek.jp, gmail.com, goo.ne.jp
Thank you for your cooperation.
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Genome data were added to GIB

November 20,2006
GIB (Genome Information Broker) provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete genome sequences.
Because the following genome sequence data were released from¡¡November 11 to 20, we incorporated them to GIB, and now you can search those data.
  • Shewanella sp. ANA-3 (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Magnetococcus sp. MC-1 (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Acidothermus cellulolyticus 11B (by Joint Genome Institute)
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Important: Temporary halt of databank activities in February 2007

November 15,2006
The computer system in the National Institute of Genetics will be replaced with an upgraded one by March, 2007.
Consequently, DDBJ will suspend its activity completely for about a week in late February, 2007. The exact dates will be announced on the home page of DDBJ later in December, 2006.
If, in particular, you plan to submit your data to DDBJ and obtain accession numbers in February, 2007, please keep the dates to be announced in mind.
Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation in advance.
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Update of databases related to the H-Invitational

November 14,2006
The mirror H-Invitational Database (H-InvDB) was upgraded on October 26, 2006. The latest version 3.6 of H-InvDB is now available.
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Release of new MGA 356,693 entries from Medaka (Oryzias latipes)

November 14,2006
A large amount of transcript sequence entries which are categorized as MGA (Mass sequence for Genome Annotation) was released. The newly released data were submitted by a research group of the University of Tokyo. They were derived from Oryzias latipes and were produced by 5'SAGE (5'-end serial analysis of gene expression) method. The total number of sequence entries is 356,693.
Accession numbers for entries;
   ACAAA0000001-ACAAA0356693 (356,693 entries)
Reference URL:

   http://5sage.gi.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp

   http://medaka.utgenome.org
anonymous FTP;
   (MGA directory)
  • Master record; ACAAA_master
  • Variable record; ACAAA_variable.gz
  (Project index)
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Genome data were added to GIB

November 14,2006
GIB (Genome Information Broker) provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete genome sequences.
Because the following genome sequence data were released from October 28 to November 10, we incorporated them to GIB, and now you can search those data.
  • Gramella forsetii KT0803 (by Max Planck Institute)
  • Aeromonas hydrophila subsp. hydrophila ATCC 7966 (by The Institute for Genomic Research)
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Integrated Database Renewal

November 13,2006
Integrated Database of Genome Network Platform was updated on 13th Nov. 2006.

"PPI Path Search" is now available.
About the detail, please see below.

http://genomenetwork.nig.ac.jp/index_e.html
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Restriction of the E-mail reception from free emails

November 13,2006
The reception from the following free emails stops temporarily.
Date:November 11 (Sat) 23:00-
Domains:
yahoo.co.jp, yahoo.com, hotmail.com, livedoor.com,
infoseek.jp, gmail.com, goo.ne.jp
E-mail delivery delay still remains. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
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Resume of E-mail reception with some limitation

November 10,2006
E-mail reception by NIG E-mail servers, which had been suspended because of a massive amount of
SPAM mails since Nov7, are resumed. But, as SPAM mails are continuously flood to NIG E-mail servers,
E-mail delivery delay still remains. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
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INSD-XML upgraded to ver 1.4

November 08,2006
DDBJ upgraded the INSD-XML data format version from 1.3 to 1.4, on October 31, 2006. In DDBJ, INSD-XML data are provided at WWW getentry and anonymous FTP.
  1. 1.INSD-XML ver 1.4 is applied on the all data other than MGA at WWW getentry, and is applied on all the data excluding WGS and MGA at anonymous FTP.
    (Because the original notice was incorrect, this article was rectified. We apologize for it.(Dec.7))
  2. 2.Output format of getentry was changed from ver 1.3 to 1.4. When you do the search specifying DNA as the target database and INSD as the output format, the results are outputted in the ver 1.4 format.
  3. 3.At anonymous FTP, both 1.3 and 1.4 format data are available until the distribution of DDBJ release 68 (around the end of this year).
    INSD-XML version 1.3
    DDBJ release data
    DDBJNEW data
  4. DTD
  5. INSD-XML version 1.4
    DDBJ release data
    DDBJNEW data
    DTD
  6. 4.Hierarchy of anonymous FTP site (where XML data are placed) was also reconstructed. DDBJ release and DDBJ new data are subject to this change.
    • DDBJ-XML was moved from xml/ to xml/ddbjxml/
    • INSD-XML was moved from insd/ to xml/insdxml
    • To obtain the latest version INSD-XML data, please visit xml/insixmlcurrent/
xml/ : DDBJ-XML data allocated*
xml/insd/ : INSD-XML v1.3 data allocated*
xml/ddbjxml/ :  DDBJ-XML data allocated
xml/insdxml/ : INSD-XML data allocated
xml/insdxml/v1.3/ : INSD-XML v1.3 data allocated*
xml/insdxml/v1.4/ : INSD-XML v1.4 data allocated
xml/insdxml_current/ : INSD-XML latest version data directory

* xml/ , xml/insd/ and xml/insdxml/v1.3/ are deleted after the release of DDBJ release68 (scheduled in the end of December, 2006)

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E-mail reception temporary suspended

November 07,2006
As was announced on Nov. 6, NIG E-mail servers are being targeted by a huge amount of SPAM mails. Therefore, at present, reception of all mails from outside NIG is temporarily suspended. Resume will be announced as soon as the trouble is removed. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
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E-mail delivery delay

November 06,2006
As of November 6, 11:00, in DDBJ, there is a serious delivery delay of E-mails. Therefore, at present, DDBJ can not (or takes a lot of time) receive inquiry from DDBJ users. This is caused by the attack of a large amount of SPAM mails since November 3, 2006 (Fri) 19:00. If you need a quick response from DDBJ, please understand the present situation.
Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.
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NIG Network service temporary down

November 02,2006
NIG (National Institute of Genetics) network service will be unavailable at the following schedule because of the electric power cut. All DDBJ network services and NIG supercomputer (supernig and minerva) service will also be unavailable. Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.
All Network Services: From Nov.10 (FRI) 17:00 to Nov.11 (SAT) 23:00 (JST)
SAKURA server:
From Nov.10 (FRI) 15:00 to Nov.13 (MON) 09:00 (JST)
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Genome Sequence of Honeybee

November 02,2006
The honeybee genome sequencing consortium made up of 90 institutes reported the genome sequence of the honeybee, Apis melliferaon Nature 443, 931-949 (26 October 2006).
From Japan, RIKEN GSC and others were associated with the consortium.
Honeybee EST entries submitted from RIKEN GSC were distributed from DDBJ (See previous report).
  • Genome assemblies are available from following site.
    version 4.0; scaffolds: CM000054-CM000069, CH876891-CH878241
    version 3.0; contigs: AADG05000001-AADG05018946
    version 2.0; contigs: AADG04000001-AADG04016028
      scaffolds: CM000054-CM000069,
    CH402995-CH404444
    version 1.2; contigs: AADG03000001-AADG03022771
      scaffolds: CM000054-CM000069,
    CH236967-CH239577
    version 1.1; contigs: AADG02000001-AADG02030074
    version 1.0; contigs: AADG01000001-AADG01015795
  • Genome browsers are available for viewing the genome assemblies at
    following sites.

    BeeBase; http://racerx00.tamu.edu/bee_resources.html
    NCBI; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
    UCSC; http://genome.ucsc.edu
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Release of new sea squirt EST 58,309 entries

November 02,2006
DDBJ newly released sea squirt (Halocynthia roretzi) EST 58,309 entries, which had been submitted by National Institute of Genetics .
The accession numbers are as follows;
DB577969-DB636277 (58,309 entries)
These entries were released as DDBJ daily updates on 11/1.
anonymousFTP:
Halocynthia_roretzi_EST_061101_1.seq.gz
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The Minimal Genome Sequence, Bacterial Endosymbiont Carsonella

November 02,2006
DDBJ newly released complete genome sequence of Carsonella ruddii which consists of a circular chromosome of 159,662 base pairs. The entry with accession number AP009180 was submitted by RIKEN.
Reference URL (Japanese):
http://www.riken.go.jp/r-world/info/release/press/2006/061013/index.html
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Change of the "tomato" scientific name in the EST option in DDBJ homology search

November 01,2006
DDBJ provides homology search services by WWW and E-mail. In FASTA, BLAST, and SSESRCH, you can select organisms in the EST division for the effective search (this selection is available only when "DDBJ ALL" or "DDBJ updates" is selected). According to the scieintific name change of the "tomato" (Lycopersicon seculentum -> Solanum lycopersicum), the EST organism option name is also changed in the same manner.
Details are as follows.
Services :FASTA, BLAST, SSEARCH
 before  ->  after
Scientific name :Lycopersicon esculentum  ->  Solanum lycopersicum
EST option (WWW):L.esculentum  ->  S.lycopersicum
EST option (E-mail):est_lesc  ->  est_slyc
Please refer to the corresponding help page in your search.
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Supernig emergency maintenance

October 30,2006
Because of System down occured around 0:10 of Oct. 28 (Sat) , Supernig service is unavailable for the urgent maintenance. Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.
==>resumed. (Oct.30)
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Genome data were added to GIB

October 30,2006
GIB (Genome Information Broker) provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete genome sequences.
Because the following genome sequence data were released from October 23 to 27, we incorporated them to GIB, and now you can search those data.
  • Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar Hardjo-bovis L550 (by National Animal Disease Center)
  • Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar Hardjo-bovis JB197 (by National Animal Disease Center)
  • Buchnera aphidicola Cc (Cinara cedri) (by University of Valencia)
  • Solibacter usitatus Ellin6076 (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Arthrobacter sp. FB24 (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Burkholderia cenocepacia HI2424 (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Listeria welshimeri serovar 6b SLCC5334 (by Justus-Liebig-University)
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Update of "Conference on Information Biology"

October 27,2006
Following conferences were added to "Conference on Information Biology"
2006
  • 6th Annual ORFeome Meeting: ORFeomes and Systems (11/15-18)
  • BioinformaticsAustralia 2006 (11/21-22)
  • 7th Spanishymposium on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (11/22-24)
  • International Symposium on Cellular Signaling during Development (11/23-25)
  • 7th Community Wide Experiment on the Critical Assessment of Techniques for Protein Structure Prediction (11/26-30)
  • New Problems and Methods in Computational Biology (12/8-9)
  • International Symposium on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (12/15-17)
  • IEEE ICDM 2006 Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics (12/18-21)
2007
  • Conference in
    Systems Biology, Bioinformatics and Synthetic Biology
    (1/11-13)
  • 21st International Symposium on MicroScale
    Bioseparation (1/14-17)
  • 7th Spanish
    Symposium on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (1/22-24)
  • Southern African Bioinformatics Workshop (1/28-30)
  • 2007
    AGBT meeting (2/7-10)
  • Genomic Disorders 2007 (3/21-23)
  • RNAi2007: The Expanding Roles of Small RNAs (3/29-30)
  • 9th
    International Conference on Biology and Synchrotron Radiation
    (8/13-17)
  • International Conference on Mathematical Biology 2007
    (9/4-6)
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Apology for the delay of reply from DDBJ

October 23,2006
Since October 22, 2006 (Sun) 12:03, there happens a serious E-mail delivery delay because of overloading of NIG E-mail server by the attack of a large amount of SPAM mail.
Therefore, at present, DDBJ can not (or takes a lot of time) receive inquiry from DDBJ users sent by E-mail. If you do not receive the reply in spite of you need a quick assistance of DDBJ, please understand the present situation.
Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.
The problem was fixed at the midnight of Oct. 23, and E-mails can be delivered normally. We apologize for your inconvenience.
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Genome data were added to GIB

October 23,2006
GIB (Genome Information Broker) provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete genome sequences.
Because the following genome sequence data were released from October 16 to 20, we incorporated them to GIB, and now you can search those data.
  • Oenococcus oeni PSU-1 (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus ATCC BAA-365 (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Lactobacillus gasseri ATCC 3332 (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. mesenteroides ATCC 8293 (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Lactobacillus brevis ATCC 367 (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Streptococcus thermophilus LMD-9 (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Pediococcus pentosaceus ATCC 25745 (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Lactobacillus casei ATCC 334 (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris SK11 (by Joint Genome Institute)
  • Candidatus Carsonella ruddii PV (by Kitasato University)
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Statistics [Top 30 organisms according to the total number of nucleotides] Update

October 20,2006
Top 30 organisms according to the total number of nucleotides (-DDBJ rel.67)
in Breakdown
statistics was updated with releasing DDBJ rel.67.
Zea mays subsp. mays (corn) was newly ranked in Top 30.
Click the organismname to view the graph of change.
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Guidance for Nucleotide Sequence Submission updated

October 20,2006
According to the decision in the 19th International Collaborators Meeting, Guidance for Nucleotide Sequence Submission has been updated on October 19, 2006.
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Illegal values were included in CONTIG lines of part of ultra-contig and chromosome entries derived from Oryzias latipes (Japanese medaka) WGS data

October 20,2006
Part of ultra-contig and chromosome entries, which were constructed by using Oryzias latipes (Japanese medaka) WGS data, contained illegal values at the location of piece entries in CONTIG lines.
  • The accession and version numbers of wrong ultra-contig and chromosome entries were listed below. At present, all the wrong entries were replaced with corrected ones. The version number of the corrected ultra-contig entries is ".4".

    List of accession and version numbers of the wrong ultra-contigs (42 entries)

    DF076134.3, DF076146.3, DF076156.3, DF076165.3, DF076168.3, DF076174.3,
    DF076189.3, DF076197.3, DF076201.3, DF076203.3, DF076205.3, DF076217.3,
    DF076230.3, DF076245.3, DF076247.3, DF076249.3, DF076256.3, DF076258.3,
    DF076269.3, DF076279.3, DF076281.3, DF076285.3, DF076298.3,
    DF076306.3,
    DF076312.3, DF076313.3, DF076318.3, DF076341.3, DF076366.3, DF076379.3,
    DF076386.3, DF076387.3, DF076391.3, DF076408.3, DF076411.3,
    DF076417.3,
    DF076418.3, DF076425.3, DF076430.3, DF076449.3, DF076456.3, DF076457.3

    List of accession and version numbers of the wrong chromosome (20 entries)

    DG000001.1, DG000002.1, DG000003.1, DG000004.1, DG000005.1,
    DG000006.1,
    DG000008.1, DG000009.1, DG000010.1, DG000011.1, DG000012.1, DG000013.1,
    DG000014.1, DG000016.1, DG000018.1, DG000019.1, DG000021.1, DG000022.1,
    DG000023.1, DG000024.1


We have replaced 24 entries of all chromosomes with updated version like below in order to control the chromosome versions uniformly.

previous version updated version
DG000001.1-DG000024.1-->DG000001.3-DG000024.3
DG000001.2-DG000024.2-->DG000001.4-DG000024.4
DG000001.2-DG000024.2 were transferred to DG000001.4-DG000024.4 without any changes except for the date of LOCUS line and version number
The below three files, which were distributed from our anonymous FTP site:
ftp://ftp.ddbj.nig.ac.jp/ddbj_database/mass/Oryzias_latipes_CON/, contain the entries including the illegal CONTIG lines. Please be careful not to use the three files. At present, the three files were removed from the FTP site and replaced with the revised files.
ftp://ftp.ddbj.nig.ac.jp/ddbj_database/mass/Oryzias_latipes_CON/
Oryzias_latipes_CON_060524_1.seq.gz
Oryzias_latipes_CON_060531_1.seq.gz
Oryzias_latipes_CON_060605_1.seq.gz

  • You can see the revised file list by clicking here.
  • In addition, Oryzias_latipes_CON_060615_1.seq.gz that includes DG000001.2-DG000024.2 was replaced with Oryzias_latipes_CON_061018_1.seq.gz that includes DG000001.4-DG000024.4.
We apologize for your inconvenience.
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Supernig periodic maintenance

October 16,2006
Supernig service will be unavailable during the following date because
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and cooperation.
Oct. 20th(FRI) from 12:00 to 21:00
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Genome data was added to GIB

October 13,2006
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PRF Rel. 111 was released

October 12,2006
PRF (Protein Research Foundation)/SEQ database Release 111 was released on
Oct. 12, 2006 at DDBJ. PRF Release 111 consists of 656,550 entries,
and the total number of residues reached 225,708,852.
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Whole data download by FTP unavailable

October 12,2006
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Because of the GIB server down occured on October 12 at 9:00, whole download of GIB data from FTP server is unavailable now. On the other hand, you can separately download each data. The recovery will be notified at DDBJ HP as soon as the normal operation is confirmed. Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.
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Some GIB data are unavailable

October 10,2006
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Genome data was added to GIB

October 06,2006
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DAD rel. 37 was released

October 04,2006
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DDBJ Rel. 67 Completed

September 29,2006
The nucleotide sequence database collected and maintained by DDBJ is quarterly released online to the public. We completed DDBJ Release 67 in Sep. 30, 2006. DDBJ Release 67 consists of 61,144,621 entries, and the number of bases reached 65,443,024,193.
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Report for The 19th International Collaborators Meeting

September 29,2006
DDBJ, EMBL-Bank/EBI, GenBank/NCBI hold the international collaborators meetings in every May for the porpose of the operation and the implement of the collaborative construction of the international nucleotide sequence database.
In the meeting, the three banks report each bank activities in the past year, and discussed some practical matters to maintain and to develop the nucleotide sequence database
under INSDC; International Nucleotide Sequence Database collaboration.
The report for The 19th International Collaborators Meeting was placed on the DDBJ HP. This report will also be provided in the DDBJ Mail Magazine No.28.
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Genome Network Platform Data Update

September 28,2006
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Failure in part of search services in the WWW getentry

September 28,2006
getentry is the entry retrieval system by accession numbers etc, which is provided by DDBJ via WWW and E-mail servers.
Recently, we found there were some entries, which had not been displayed on the web version of getentry for a certain period (see below for details).
The problem entries are contig entries released by DDBJ and GenBank. They include a part of the CON 7269 entries, corresponding to the release of 223 thousands WGS entries of the Medaka strain Hd-rR, released by DDBJ on April 20, 2006.
We kindly request users to conduct their searches again if you have used the web version of getentry in the affected period, using the relevant keywords. Currently, the web version of getentry works normally.
Fortunately, the e-mail version of getentry was not affected by this trouble.
Details are as follows:
  • Affected periods:
    [entries released by DDBJ] April 24, 2006 - May 24, 2006
    [entries released by GenBank] January 4, 2005* - May 24, 2006

    * Actual date is calculated by the first released date of noticed CH entries (e.g.CM00126)

  • Cause: bug at the web version searching program
  • Condition: Users could not get complete results during the affected period and in the following conditions.
    - when you specify:
    ID as [Accession],
    DATABASE as [Flat File (DDBJ)],
Result as [WWW] and
do the search with the relevant undisplayable entries in the query box.

  • Undisplayable entries:(-->see the accession numbers list)
    [entries released by DDBJ] 1121 entries
    [entries released by GenBank] 1092 entries
  • We deeply apologize for any inconveniences that this may have caused to our users.
    We will try to set the preventive measures to cope with these troubles immediately.
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    Genome data was added to GIB

    September 28,2006
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    Release of new Porcine full length cDNA 10,000 entries

    September 20,2006
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    Apology for the Defect of the result display in WWW getentry

    September 14,2006
    getentry is the entry retrieval system by accession numbers etc,
    which is provided by DDBJ via WWW
    and E-mail servers.
    Duinrg the following period, there were some search results in which a part of the
    entry was not displayed in the screen.
    • Period: September 5, 2006 17:00 - September 6, 2006 16:00 (JST)
    If you did the search using getentry during the above period, please do it again.
    The defect had already been fixed, and now, the service works normally.
    E-mail version getentry was not affected.
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    NIG network service temporary down due to electric power interruption

    September 11,2006
    NIG network service was affectd by the electric power
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    September 05,2006
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    2006
    2007
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    Redistribution of genomic sequence (build 3) of the cultivar Nipponbare of Oryza sativa ssp. japonica assigned with RAP annotation

    September 01,2006
    The entries corresponding to complete sequences of japonica rice chromosomes were updated. Their accession numbers are AP008207-AP008218. The updated contents were the results annotated by The First Rice Annotation Project Meeting (RAP1) which was an international rice genome annotation project organized by Japanese research groups.
    By this updating, AP008207-AP008218 entries were redistributed with approximately 26,800 CDS (protein coding region) features.
    This data can be acquired from the following sites.

    The result of RAP1 annotation has also been available in the Rice Annotation Project Database (RAP-DB) at the National Institute of Genetics.

    (References)
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    August 14,2006
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    Release of 53,359 EST entries for honey bee

    July 31,2006
    DDBJ newly released 53,359 EST entries for honey bee (Apis mellifera), which had been submitted by RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center. These entries were released as DDBJ daily update on 7/28..
    Reference URL: http://genome.gsc.riken.jp/
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    Statistics [Top 30 organisms according to the total number of nucleotides] Update

    July 27,2006
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    July 25,2006
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    DAD rel. 36 was released

    July 19,2006
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    Version-up of BLAST

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    ClustalW web screen lay-out change and new additional function

    July 12,2006
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    Termination of providing the Blast program on NIG supernig server

    July 12,2006
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    Change of searchable divisions in SRS

    July 04,2006
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    DDBJ Rel. 66 Completed

    June 29,2006
    The nucleotide sequence database collected and maintained by DDBJ is quarterly released online to the public. We completed DDBJ Release 66 in June 29, 2006. DDBJ Release 66 consists of 58,176,628 entries, and the number of bases reached 62,945,843,881.
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    PRF Rel. 109 was released

    June 19,2006
    PRF (Protein Research Foundation)/SEQ database Release 109 was released on
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    Release of 6970 CON entries for Medaka strain Hd-rR

    June 19,2006
    DDBJ newly released 6970 Medaka strain Hd-rR CON entries, which had been
    submitted by University of Tokyo.
    They correspond to the Medaka WGS dataset released on 6/7.
    Reference URL:
    http://medaka.utgenome.org/
    The accession numbers and the file names for anonymous FTP are as follows;
    • scaffold/CON DF076466-DF08320 (6741 entries)
          Oryzias_latipes_CON_060608_1.seq.gz
    • ultra/CON DF083207-DF08341 (205 entries)
         Oryzias_latipes_CON_060613_1.seq.gz
    • chromosome/CON DG000001-DG000024 (24 entries)
          Oryzias_latipes_CON_060615_1.seq.gz
    These entries were released as DDBJ daily updates on 6/8, 6/13, 6/15,
    respectively.
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    Correction for the "Release of new 31 thousand scaffold/CON entries for Medaka strain Hd-rR (Apr.21)

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    The anonymous FTP files corresponding to the announcement of April 21
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    strain Hd-rR CON entries")
    has been replaced on June 8 because of
    mess-ups of their gap lengths. The corrected announcement is as follows:

     

    Release of new 31 thousand scaffold/CON entries for
    Medaka strain Hd-rR
    Apr. 21, 2006
    DDBJ newly released 31 thousand Medaka strain Hd-rR scaffold/CON
    entries, which had been submitted by University of Tokyo.
    They correspond to the Medaka WGS dataset released on 4/11.

    Reference URL:
    http://medaka.utgenome.org/

    The accession numbers are as follows;

    DF038236-DF069193 (30958 entries)

    These entries were released as DDBJ daily updates on 4/14.
    All of the data can be retrieved at
    anonymous FTP site (Oryzias_latipes_CON_060524_1.seq.gz).
     

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    Release of new 223 thousand Medaka strain Hd-rR WGS entries

    June 08,2006
    DDBJ newly released 223 thousand Medaka strain Hd-rR WGS entries, which
    had been submitted by University of Tokyo.
    Reference URL:
    http://medaka.utgenome.org/
    The accession numbers are as follows;
    BAAF03000001-BAAF03223203 (223203 entries)
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    Release of 7296 CON entries for Medaka strain Hd-rR

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    DDBJ newly released 7296 Medaka strain Hd-rR CON entries, which had been
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    They correspond to the Medaka WGS dataset released on 4/21.
    Reference URL:
    http://medaka.utgenome.org/
    The accession numbers and the file names for anonymous FTP are as follows;
    • scaffold/CON DF069194-DF076129 (6936 entries)
          Oryzias_latipes_CON_060525_1.seq.gz
    • ultra/CON DF076130-DF076465 (336 entries)
         Oryzias_latipes_CON_060531_1.seq.gz
    • chromosome/CON DG000001-DG000024 (24 entries)
          Oryzias_latipes_CON_060605_1.seq.gz
    These entries were released as DDBJ daily updates on 5/25, 5/31, 6/5,
    respectively.
    * Please note some of these CON entries has been updated because of
    mess-ups of their gap lengths.
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    Release of additional human CAGE data (MGA entry)

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    Anonymous FTP
    The related URL for this issue
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    Update of databases related to the H-Invitational

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    April 27,2006
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    Release of new 223 thousand Medaka strain Hd-rR WGS entries

    April 21,2006
    DDBJ newly released 232 thousand Medaka strain Hd-rR WGS entries,
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    Reference URL: http://medaka.utgenome.org/
    The accession numbers are as follows;
    BAAF02000001-BAAF02223025 (223025 entries)
    These entries were released as DDBJ daily updates on 4/19.
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    Release of new 31 thousand scaffold/CON entries for Medaka strain Hd-rR

    April 21,2006
    DDBJ newly released 31 thousand Medaka strain Hd-rR scaffold/CON entries,
    which had been submitted by University of Tokyo.
    They correspond to the Medaka WGS dataset released on 4/11.
    Reference URL: http://
    medaka.utgenome.org/
    The accession numbers are as follows;
    DF038236-DF069193 (30958 entries)
    These entries were released as DDBJ daily updates on 4/14.
    All of the data can be retrieved at anonymous FTP site (Oryzias_latipes_CON_060414_1.seq.gz).*
    *Please note the file has been replaced on 6/8 because of mess-ups of their gap lengths(The corrected file name:Oryzias_latipes_CON_060524_1.seq.gz).
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    getentry result output failure in anonymous FTP

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    Genome data were added to GIB

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    Statistics [Top 30 organisms according to the total number of nucleotides] Update

    April 14,2006
    Top
    30 organisms according to the total number of nucleotides (-DDBJ rel.65)
    in Breakdown
    statistics was updated with releasing DDBJ rel.65.
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    Genome data were added to GIB

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    Release of new 232 thousand Medaka strain Hd-rR WGS entries

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    DDBJ newly released 232 thousand Medaka strain Hd-rR WGS entries,
    which had been submitted by University of Tokyo.
    Reference URL: http://medaka.utgenome.org/
    The accession numbers are as follows;
    BAAF01000001-BAAF01232667 (232667 entries)
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    Update of databases related to the H-Invitational

    April 07,2006
    The content of databases related to the H-Invitational was updated.
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    2. The number of LOCUS entry has increased 35,005 from 25,585
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    Release of new 243 thousand wheat EST entries

    April 06,2006
    DDBJ newly released 243 thousand wheat EST entries, which had been
    submitted by Kyoto Prefectural University.
    The accession numbers are as follows;
    CJ493525-CJ736986 (243462 entries)
    All of the data can be retrieved at
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    Triticum_aestivum_EST_20060404_1.seq.gz
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    Update of "Conference on Information Biology"

    April 03,2006
    Following conferences were added to "Conference on Information Biology"
    • 2nd International Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine (4/9-12)
    • CDB Symposium 2006: Logic of Development: New Strategies and Concepts (4/10-12)
    • 16th Penn State Plant Physiology Symposium RNA Biology : Novel Insights from Plant Systems (5/18-20)
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    • Atlantic Islands Neogene International Congress (6/12-14)
    • Gene Networks: Theory and Application (6/26-29)
    • EURO XXI 2006, 21st European Conference on Operational Research, Stream (7/2-5)
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    • 2006 LSS Computational Systems Bioinformatics Conference (8/14-18)
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    Genome data was added to GIB

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    DDBJ Rel. 65 Completed

    April 03,2006
    The nucleotide sequence database collected and maintained by DDBJ is
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    We completed DDBJ Release 65 in March 30, 2006.
    DDBJ Release 65 consists of 55,890,995 entries, and the number of bases
    reached 60,564,721,635.
    FTP site for
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    Termination of DDBJ/CIB Human Genomics Studio by DDBJ

    March 31,2006
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    Genome data was added to GIB

    March 27,2006
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    S&W SEARCH" service temporary down

    March 22,2006
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    Genome data was added to GIB

    March 22,2006
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    (by RITE) and Rhodoferax ferrireducens DSM 15236 (by JGI) were
    released, we incorporated them to GIB, and now you can search those data.
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    Genome data was added to GIB

    March 17,2006
    GIB (Genome Information Broker)
    provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete
    genome sequences.
    Because the genome sequence data of Francisella tularensis subsp.
    holarctica LVS
    was released by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, we
    incorporated it to GIB, and now you can search those data.
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    Keyword search results error on SRS "AUTHORS" and "TITLE" fields

    March 16,2006
    SRS
    is one of the keyword search service provided through web server by DDBJ.
    The failures were found in index files.
    If you used SRS during the following period specifying "DDBJRELEASE" as
    the target database, a part of the"AUTHORS" and "TITLE" fields were
    not searched.
    Therefore your search result might not be correct.
    Now, the service is available without any problem.
    The details are as follows.
    • Affected database and search field
      In "Quick Search" : DDBJRELEASE were selected as the Sequence
      libraries
      In "Advanced Search" : DDBJRELEASE and/or DDBJ were selected
      as the Sequence libraries, and any one (or more) of "AllText",
      "Authors", and "Title" was/were specified as search field
    • Affected period:
      In "Authors" field: October 2004 - March 13, 2006
      In "Title" field: February 2006 - March 13, 2006
    • Measure: Index files revisions were completed on March 13, 2006
    We apologize for the inconvenience.
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    Release of new 136 thousand Human EST entries

    March 14,2006
    DDBJ newly released 136 thousand Human EST entries, which had been
    submitted by RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center.
    The accession numbers are as follows;
    DB441779-DB577968 (136190 entries)
    These entries were released as DDBJ daily updates on 3/14.
    All of the data can be retrieved at
    anonymous FTP site.
    Homo_sapiens_EST_20060314_1.seq.gz
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    New functions are added to "getentry" web server

    March 13,2006
    "getentry" is the entry retrieval system by accession numbers etc, which
    is provided by DDBJ via WWW and E-mail servers.
    In the getentry web server, to obtain the results, there are 3 ways
    (interactively, by E-mail, by anonymous FTP) provided. Among them, when
    "anonymous FTP" is selected, up to 100,000 entries can be downloaded as
    anonymous FTP by clicking the file name shown in the screen. Although it
    may take a lot of time to make the result file for anonymous FTP in case
    of a big volume file, there has been a problem that the progress of the
    file making could not been checked so far.
    To solve this problem, since March 13, 2006, the following 2 functions
    are newly equipped for the anonymous FTP.
    1. Check of the status of the file making
      please click "the state of making the file" in the lower frame part,
      then the message showing the file making status are displayed.
    2. Sending the E-mail notifying the completion of the file making for
      FTP

      If you enter your E-mail address, the E-mail to notify the completion
      of the file making will be sent to you.
    Both are very useful when you use anonymous FTP to obtain the getentry
    retrieval results.
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    Genome data was added to GIB

    March 03,2006
    GIB (Genome Information Broker)
    provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete
    genome sequences.
    Because the genome sequence data of Jannaschia sp. CCS1 was released
    by JGI, we incorporated it to GIB, and now you can search those data.
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    Preliminary notice for the termination of DDBJ/CIB Human Genomics Studio by DDBJ

    March 02,2006
    DDBJ/CIB Human Genomics Studio service provided through web server by DDBJ
    will be terminated on March 31, 2006, because of the hardware disorder.
    H-Invitational Database
    CIB-DDBJ Flat File Server is can be substituted for DDBJ/CIB Human
    Genomics Studio.
    Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.
    Services: ddbj Keywords:

    System failure on Homology search services are recovered

    February 27,2006
    The system failures in DDBJ's homology search services were recovered
    on February 27 at 15:30. At present, the correct results are available.
    Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.
    • Period : February 19, 2006 - February 27, 2006 15:30
    • Affected services :all homology search programs (WWW, E-mail) except
      for PSI-BLAST*
    *Please note that S&W SEARCH takes a littel more time for the recovery
    because the incorporation of the corrected database into S&W SEARCH
    program requires more longer times than other services.
    S&W SEARCH was resumed. At present, all
    services work normally (02:15, Mar 1).
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    Update of "Conference on Information Biology"

    February 27,2006
    Following conferences were added to "Conference on Information Biology"
    • International Workshop on the Interoperability of Biological Information Resources (IBIR) (3/17)
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    System failure on Homology search services

    February 27,2006
    The system failures were found in DDBJ's
    homology search
    services.
    If you used DDBJ's homology search services during the
    following period, your search result might not be correct. The details
    are as follows.
    • Period : February 19, 2006
      -
    • Affected services :all homology search programs (WWW, E-mail)
      except for PSI-BLAST
    • Affected database : nucleotide sequence database
    • Affected divisions : BCT (bacteria)
      GSS (genome survey sequences)
      INV¡Êinvertebrates¡Ë
      MAM¡Êmammals other than primates and rodents)
      PLN (plants)
      ROD¡Êrodents¡Ë
      SYN¡Êsynthetic DNAs¡Ë
      VRT¡Êvertebrates other than mammals¡Ë
      VRL¡Êviruses¡Ë
    The recovery of the system will be notified on this page as soon as the
    reparing works are finished. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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    Genome data were added to GIB

    February 24,2006
    GIB (Genome Information Broker)
    provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete
    genome sequences.
    Because the genome sequence data of Anaplasma phagocytophilum HZ,
    Ehrlichia chaffeensis Arkansas and Neorickettsia sennetsu
    Miyayama
    (by TIGR) were released, we incorporated them to GIB,
    and now you can search those data.
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    FTP server emergency maintenance

    February 22,2006
    Because of the urgent maintenance of DDBJ's FTP server, following
    services are unavailable now.
    Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.
    Feb. 22, 2006 (Wed) 15:00- 17:00
    Unavailable services: getentry, SRS, Anonymous FTP, SQmatch
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    Genome data were added to GIB

    February 20,2006
    GIB (Genome Information Broker)
    provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete
    genome sequences.
    Because the genome sequence data of Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus
    NCTC 8325
    (by The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center) and
    Methanospirillum hungatei JF-1 (by Joint Genome Institute) were
    released, we incorporated them to GIB, and now you can search those data.
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    Genome data were added to GIB

    February 15,2006
    GIB (Genome Information Broker)
    provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete
    genome sequences.
    Because the genome sequence data of Novosphingobium aromaticivorans
    DSM 12444
    (by JGI) and Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus
    USA300
    (by University of California) were released, we incorporated
    them to GIB, and now you can search those data.
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    Homology search error at X. tropicalis of EST division

    February 13,2006
    In DDBJ's homology search programs (WWW, E-mail), divisions can be
    specified as one of the search option, and furthermore, in the EST
    division, organisms can be selected from 21 organisms which are listed
    based on the submitted-numbers' statistics (this option is effective only
    when "DDBJ ALL" or "DDBJ updates" is selected). Silurana tropicalis,
    one of the 21 EST organisms was merged into Xenopus tropicalis in
    2004.
    But, we missed taking this change into database construction processes,
    and also did not change the description of the search page.
    Therefore, X. tropicalis have not been able to be selected as
    the EST organism, and the search being selected S. tropicalis have not
    been made properly.
    Detaiils are as follows.
    • Period: 2004.07. - 2006. 01.20
    • Affected databases: all homology search programs (WWW, E-mail)
      except for PSI-BLAST.
    • Situation: When S. tropicalis of EST was specified as a
      division, the search did hit no results (when "select-all" or "others"
      of EST division was selected, the correct results were obtained.)
    • Correction: database construction program bug was fixed.
      Descriptions of the search pages and their help pages were revised.
      Now the correct search results are available. Furthermore, the check
      program to prevent reoccurrence of the trouble will be introduced.
    We apologize for the service error over the long period.
    Services: ddbj Keywords:

    Minerva periodic maintenance

    February 13,2006
    Minerva service will be unavailable during the following date because
    of the periodic maintenance.
    Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.
    Feb. 17, 2006 (Fri) 12:00- 21:00
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    Statistics [Top 30 organisms according to the total number of nucleotides] Update

    February 10,2006
    Top 30 organisms
    according to the total number of nucleotides (-DDBJ rel.64)
    in Breakdown
    statistics was updated with releasing DDBJ rel.64. Ovis aries
    (sheep) and Gasterosteus purpuratus (threespined stickleback)
    was newly ranked in Top 30.
    Click the organismname to view the graph of change.
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    Update of "Conference on Information Biology"

    February 10,2006
    Following conferences were added to "Conference on Information Biology"
    • MGED9-The
      Meeting of the Microarray Gene Expression Data Society (9/7-10)
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    Genome data were added to GIB

    February 09,2006
    GIB (Genome Information Broker)
    provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete
    genome sequences.
    Because the genome sequence data of Cyanobacteria bacterium Yellowstone
    A-Prime
    , Cyanobacteria bacterium Yellowstone B-Prime
    (by TIGR), and Frankia sp. CcI3, Rhodopseudomonas palustris
    HaA2
    (by JGI) were released, we incorporated them to GIB, and now
    you can search those data.
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    H-Invitational Databases were updated

    February 08,2006
    At Jan. 27th, 2006, the contents of
    H-Invitational Database
    CIB-DDBJ Flat File Server and
    Mirroring H-Invitational
    Database (H-InvDB)
    (Release number: H-InvDB_2.4) were updated.
    The new features include:
    - updates of IDs of the external databases (HUGO/Entrez Gene).
    - alternative splicing isoforms (pattern classification).
    Services: ddbj Keywords:

    Genome data were added to GIB

    February 07,2006
    GIB (Genome Information Broker)
    provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete
    genome sequences.
    Because the genome sequence data of Anaeromyxobacter dehalogenans
    2CP-C
    (by Joint Genome Institute) and Syntrophus aciditrophicus
    SB
    (by Integrated Genomics Inc.) were released, we incorporated them
    to GIB, and now you can search those data.
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    Update of "Conference on Information Biology"

    February 03,2006
    Following conferences were added to "Conference on Information Biology"
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    ClustalW web server temporary down

    February 03,2006
    ClustalW
    is a multiple alignment and tree-making program provided through web
    and e-mail servers by DDBJ.
    ClustalW web service was unavailable during the following date because
    of the disk error.
    Now, the service is available without any porblem.
    We apologize for the inconvenience.
    From Jan. 28 11:00 to Jan.29 0:00 (JST)
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    Genome data was added to GIB

    February 03,2006
    GIB (Genome Information Broker)
    provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete
    genome sequences.
    Because the genome sequence data of Rhizobium etli CFN 42
    was released by Universidad S/N, Col. Chamilpa, we incorporated it to
    GIB, and now you can search those data.
    Services: ddbj Keywords:

    Release of new 780 thousand Rice EST entries

    February 02,2006
    DDBJ newly released 780 thousand Rice (Oryza sativa (japonica
    cultivar-group)) EST entries, which had been submitted by National
    Institute of Agrobiological Sciences.
    The accession numbers are as follows;
    • CI000001-CI778739
    These entries were released as DDBJ daily updates from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2.
    All of the data can be retrieved at anonymous FTP site.
    - rice_EST1.seq.gz (CI000001-CI250000, 83MB)
    - rice_EST2.seq.gz (CI250001-CI500000, 76MB)
    - rice_EST3.seq.gz (CI500001-CI778739, 79MB)
    Services: ddbj Keywords:

    Update of 1.6 million Human EST entries

    February 02,2006
    DDBJ updated 1.6 million Human EST entries on their reference information
    by the request for "The Institute of Medical Science The University of
    Tokyo" and "Reverse Proteomics Research Institute Co.,Ltd".
    The accession numbers of these entries are as follows;
    • AU116789-AU117215
    • AU117217-AU144110
    • AU144112-AU160826
    • AU279383-AU280837
    • BP192706-BP383670
    • DA000001-DA999999
    • DB000001-DB384947
    These entries were released as DDBJ daily updates from 1/17 to 1/26.
    All of the data can be retrieved, displayed and acquired by using the
    DDBJ retrieval tool,
    getentry.
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    Genome data was added to GIB

    January 27,2006
    GIB (Genome Information Broker)
    provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete
    genome sequences.
    Because the genome sequence data of Erythrobacter litoralis HTCC2594
    was released by J. Craig Venter Institute, we incorporated it to GIB,
    and now you can search those data.
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    Release of the complete genome sequence of Escherichia coli K-12 strain W3110

    January 24,2006
    The complete genome sequence of Escherichia coli K-12 strain W3110
    was released from DDBJ. Accession number is
    AP009048.
    As to E. coli K-12 genome, the annotation workshop,
    Monica Riley of
    Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)
    worked as a leader,
    was held in 2003 and 2005 at MBL. From Japan, the researchers of
    NAIST,
    NIBB
    and DDBJ participated in the workshop. An accurate and
    completeness annotation were assigned to the most recent and
    exact genome sequences of two E. coli K-12 strains
    (strain W3110 and MG1655 whose genome sequences were
    determined in Japan and U.S.A, respectively).
    The result of the workshop has been already published as a paper in
    Nucleic Acids Research.
    Riley, M., et al. "Escherichia coli K-12: a cooperatively developed annotation snapshot--2005", Nucleic Acids Res., 34, 1-9 (2006).
    E. coli is one of the most important organisms for
    various biological fields, such as molecular biology, genome
    sequencing, systems biology, etc. The release of accurate and
    completeness E. coli genome annotation provide
    researchers with meaningful information in the science field.
    Reference URL:
    Functional Genomic Analysis of E. coli in Japan
    MBL News
    GIB Escherichia coli K-12 W3110
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    Genome data were added to GIB

    January 19,2006
    GIB (Genome Information Broker)
    provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete
    genome sequences.
    Because the genome sequence data of Sodalis glossinidius morsitans
    (by Kitasato University) and Aster yellows witches'-broom phytoplasma
    AYWB
    (by The Ohio State University) were released, we incorporated
    them to GIB, and now you can search those data.
    Services: ddbj Keywords:

    ARSA service resumed

    January 19,2006
    ARSA (All-round Retrieval of Sequence and Annotation) is the keyword search system provided by DDBJ under trial operation.
    The service which had been unavailable because of the system upgrade
    maintenance works was resumed. According to this upgrade works, the
    following points are improved in the service.
    - ARSA can be provided 24 hours without break
    - Results (Flatfile, XML) are displayed faster than before
    Thank you for your understanding against the inconvenience of the
    interception.
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    Report for DDBJ activicies in NAR

    January 18,2006
    The new and significant DDBj activities of the past year were introduced
    in the following 3 papers appeared in Nucleic Acids Research Vol.34
    Database Issue (Jan. 1).
    • Report for Overall activities of DDBJ in 2005
      "DDBJ in preparation for overview of research activities behind
      data submissions."

      Kousaku Okubo, Hideaki Sugawara, Takashi Gojobori and Yoshio Tateno
      Nucleic Acids Research, 2006, Vol. 34, Database issue D6-D9
      (Summary) INSDC collaboation¡¤introduction of newly released databases,
      New development, especially , indexing for breakdown statistics are
      released in DDBJ HP. (PMID: 16381940)
    • Introduction of the new database:BodyMap-Xs
      "BodyMap-Xs: anatomical breakdown of 17 million animal ESTs for
      cross-species comparison of gene expression."

      Osamu Ogasawara, Makiko Otsuji, Kouji Watanabe, Takayasu Iizuka,
      Takuro Tamura, Teruyoshi Hishiki, Shoko Kawamoto, and Kousaku Okubo
      Nucleic Acids Research, 2006, Vol. 34, Database issue D628-D631
      (Summary) BodyMap-Xs (a database for cross-species gene expression
      comparison based on EST data) was created and released.(PMID: 16381946)
    • Introduction of the new database:Rap-DB
      "The Rice Annotation Project Database (RAP-DB): hub for Oryza sativa
      ssp. japonica genome information."
      br>
      Hajime Ohyanagi, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Hiroaki Sakai, Yasumasa Shigemoto,
      Kaori Yamaguchi, Takuya Habara, Yasuyuki Fujii, Baltazar A. Antonio,
      Yoshiaki Nagamura, Tadashi Imanishi, Kazuho Ikeo, Takeshi Itoh, Takashi
      Gojobori, and Takuji Sasaki
      Nucleic Acids Research, 2006, Vol. 34, Database issue D741-D744
      (Summary) The RAP-DB, a database for highly curated rice annotations was
      opened in last December..
      (PMID: 16381971)
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    Genome data was added to GIB

    January 18,2006
    GIB (Genome Information Broker)
    provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota complete
    genome sequences.
    Because the genome sequence data of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae
    MAFF 311018
    was released by NIAS, we incorporated it to GIB, and
    now you can search those data.
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    PRF Rel. 106 was released

    January 18,2006
    PRF (Protein Research Foundation)/SEQ database Release 106 was released on
    Jan. 17, 2006 at DDBJ. PRF Release 106 consists of 476,919 entries,
    and the total number of residues reached 169,825,865.
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    Genome data was added to GIB

    January 13,2006
    GIB (Genome Information Broker)
    provides an integrated search of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryota completet
    genome sequences. Because the genome sequence data of Methanosphaera
    stadtmanae DSM 3091
    was released by Goettingen Genomics Laboratory,
    we incorporated it to GIB, and now you can search those data.
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    Supernig periodic maintenance

    January 13,2006
    Supernig service will be unavailable during the following date because
    of the periodic maintenance.
    Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.
    Jan. 20 (Fri) 10:00- 21:00 JST
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    DAD rel. 34 was released

    January 12,2006
    DDBJ amino acid database (DAD) Release34 was released on Jan. 11, 2006
    at DDBJ. DAD Release 34 consists of 2,799,119 entries,
    and the total number of residues reached 859,887,417.
    FTP site for DB download
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    Update of "Conference on Information Biology"

    January 12,2006
    Following conferences were added to "Conference on Information Biology"
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