Genpept release vs SwissProt?
bjorn.vennstrom at cmb.ki.se
Wed Sep 6 02:54:02 EST 1995
In article <4227q7$11h at net.bio.net>, "Gary W. Smythers"
<GWS at FCRFV1.NCIFCRF.GOV> wrote:
> This is to announce the availability of release 90.0 of the GenPept(R)
> (GenBank Gene Products) Database. GenPept is provided in a format similar
> to that formerly distributed by GenBank(R) under the administration of
> Intelligenetics Inc. This GenPept release IS _NOT_ AN OFFICIAL RELEASE FROM
> THE NCBI-GENBANK, but an attempt to provide a data file format compatible
> with existing software products.
> This data format is suitable as an input data file for the GCG program
> GenBankToGCG/GENPEPT. Compatibility with other software has not been tested.
What is the difference between GenPept and SwissProt, if any? It appears
to me that both represent conceptual translations of the EMBL/GenBank
databases which are essentially identical due to an exchance of sequence
information. Why do we need GenPept when SwissProt was established years
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