Format for New Saccharomyces Sequences

Mike Cherry cherry at GENOME.STANFORD.EDU
Sun Aug 18 14:01:34 EST 1996

With today's "New Saccharomyces Sequences" message I am switching to a
new format.  This switch will provide you with more information about
changes to Saccharomyces sequences within the DNA sequence databases.
In the past both new and updated sequences were intermixed in the New
Sequences messages.  With the new format there are potentially three
sections to each message: new entries, updated sequences, plus revised
features or annotations.  Here are the banners that will be used for
these three sections and a brief description:

=========== New Sequences =============

  Brand new sequence entries.  A new submission to the database.  New
  accession numbers are listed here.

=========== Updated Sequences =============

  A previously existing entry, an old accession number, where the
  sequence has changed.  These will have a new GI number.  A GI number
  is a unique identifier for a particular version of a DNA sequence.
  The annotations probably change with the sequence changes.

=========== Updated Features/Annotations  =============

  A previously existing entry, an old accession number and an old GI
  number.  Some change has occurred to the entry but the DNA sequence
  has not changed.  This can be as simple as a revised reference, or as
  major as completely new features -- but the sequence has not changed.

I welcome any comments or suggestions about this change.


J. Michael Cherry                       Internet: cherry at
Department of Genetics                  Stanford University School of Medicine
Medical Center, Room M311               Stanford, California  94305-5120
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