Number of bases?

Reinhard Doelz doelz at
Wed May 17 04:53:35 EST 1995

Billy Li (billyli at wrote:

: I do not use EMBL but does anyone know how many bases are in EMBL
: at present?  

As the poster is from a 'department of statistics', it is important to know
that the plain number of bases is fairly insignificant, as lots of 
duplicates, fragments and overlapping sequences exist. The actual number
of entries has been 300000, and the current update file is another 100000
approximately. This is good to guess learning the accuracy of the precise 
figure - the current growth will outpace any printed article in days.

Reinhard Doelz

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