Greetings GenBank Users,
The flatfile version of the "CON division" GenBank Incremental Update
(GIU) product for January 31 2014 contained corrupted CONTIG lines.
The affected file is con_nc.0131.flat.gz :
257 "/genbank/daily-nc" is the current directory
ftp> dir con*0131*
227 Entering Passive Mode (130,14,29,30,174,245)
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
-r--r--r-- 1 ftp anonymous 10185707 Jan 31 07:23 con_nc.0131.flat.gz
Here is an excerpt from one of the impacted records:
LOCUS KI965806 507403 bp DNA linear CON 30-JAN-2014
DEFINITION Vibrio parahaemolyticus 861 genomic scaffold vp861.contig.3, whole
genome shotgun sequence.
ACCESSION KI965806 AZGV01000000
VERSION KI965806.1 GI:576999502
DBLINK BioProject: PRJNA176635
A total of 14 records were affected:
The ASN.1 version of the 0131 CON-division GIU was not affected.
A system responsible for GI->Accession.Version mapping experienced
a hardware failure, and the fail-over system wasn't properly
configured to handle sequences that were de-novo or changed.
Work is underway to improve the fail-over's reliability.
We have decided to redistribute every CON-division/scaffold record
from the January 31 update, via tomorrow's February 1 GIU. This
should ensure that those who are processing the incrementals will see
and process the corrected versions of the corrupted records.
We would like to once again thank GenBank users at Chemical Abstracts
Services (www.cas.org) for alerting us to this problem. We appreciate
the scrutiny of the GIU that our users provide, and appreciate problem
Our apologies for any inconvenience that this may have caused.