Vector databases

Brain Foley brianf at
Tue Dec 1 17:50:43 EST 1992

YES!  Please create a new vector database!  Or convince NCBI to create
one.  I know that Invitrogen provides a BBS from which you can download
their vector sequences, but when I downloaded the sequence of pCEP4
and compared it to pBR322, CMV promoter, hygromycin-resistance genes
and other things from which pCEP4 was created I found several errors in
the pCEP4 sequence.

Thus, if you create a vector database, please provide some quality control.
I believe that the main reason GenBank does not carry vector sequences is
because of this lack of quality.  Not many vectors have actually been

*  Brian Foley               *     If we knew what we were doing   *
*  Molecular Genetics Dept.  *     it wouldn't be called research  *
*  University of Vermont     *                                     *

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