The nucleotide sequence database collected and maintained by DDBJ is quarterly released online to the public and distributed in the magnetic media. We completed DDBJ Release 40 in Jan. 2000.DDBJ Release 40 consists of 5,388,125 entries, and the number of bases reached 4,762,696,173.
DDBJ terminated the RNA division.The extant RNA data were redistributed according to the category of the organism.
New prefix of accession number, AZ was added from this release.AZ will be used by GenBank for GSS data.