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 41 in Apr. 2000.DDBJ Release 41 consists of 5,962,608 entries, and the number of bases reached 6,409,581,885.
From the present release we include a new division, CON. The CON division is to show the order of related sequences in a genome, and expressed by join and the accession numbers of the sequences. The contents of the CON division are compiled by the three data banks not by the data submitter.
New prefix of accession number, BA and BB were added from this release.BA was used by DDBJ for CON data. BB will be used by DDBJ for EST data.