Greetings GenBank Users,
Close-of-data for the upcoming GenBank Release 188.0 occurred
Saturday February 11 2012, at approximately 1:30am EST.
The subsequently generated GenBank Incremental Update files
nc0211.aso, nc0211.flat, etc. contain data through the close.
Note: Release processing often does not begin until sometime during
business hours on the close date. As a result, a number of sequence
records processed *after* 1:30am are likely to be present in the
GenBank 188.0 release files, even though they are "post-close" .
Similarly, the first GenBank Incremental Update generated after
the close date is likely to contain a number of sequence records
that are unchanged, compared to their appearance in the release
We expect that the GenBank 188.0 data files will be made
available within a few days.
Our apologies for the lack of advance notice about the close