New service at Plant cis-element (PLACE) database

Kenichi Higo kenhigoREMOVE at
Tue Apr 30 20:54:56 EST 2002

Dear Plant Molecular Biology Researchers,

RE: Increase in volume size for the new service at Plant cis-element (PLACE)

This is to tell you that now you can submit batches of sequences up to
1,000MB in total volume size.

There was a limit of 1,000 KB (=1MB) in total number of nucleotides in the
queries for the upload version of SignalScan program. This is because our
system shares the disk with other systems.

On April 21, the limit was changed to 1,000 MB (=1 GB).

This roughly means now you can submit, say, all the Arabidopsis 25,000
putative promoter sequences the length of which is about 1,000 bp each.

Each query sequence must be in FASTA format, and not longer than ca. 4,000

If you have any trouble, please let us know. We also welcome your
comments/advice for improvement of this PLACE/SignalScan system.

You may need some computer program if you wish to compile the results of
25,000 analyses into a database.

Best regards,

(E-mail address has been changed!!)
Kenichi Higo, Ph.D.
Dept. Molecular Genetics
Institute of Plant Science
National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences
1-2 Kannondai 2-chome, Tsukuba,
Ibaraki 305-8602 JAPAN
Phone: +81-298-38-7011
FAX: +81-298-38-7492
E-mail: kenhigo at

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