EMBL <> GenBank

stoehr at embl-heidelberg.de stoehr at embl-heidelberg.de
Wed Dec 23 10:06:54 EST 1992

In article <1992Dec23.081643.11004 at comp.bioz.unibas.ch>,
doelz at comp.bioz.unibas.ch (Reinhard Doelz) writes:
> It has been brought to our attention by one of our customers that there 
> are currently thousands (!) of these cases. In contrast to the original 
> assumption that Genbank 74 will now be sort of identical to EMBL 33, I 
> can only warn all of you who trusted in this rather than trying it out. 

Firstly, the assumption that GenBank 74 should be 'sort of identical' to
EMBL 33 is false (depending on how identical 'sort of' means). The two
databases are made at different times.
We do not yet have Genbank 74 here: when we do, as for other quarterly
releases, we determine what we are missing and work to include it all in the
EMBL database. I'm surprised at the figure of 10,000, as I believe that when
we made EMBL 33 that all acc#'s from the previous GenBank release were in.
Another current difference is the accession numbers beginning with 'S' (about
3000 according to your figures) which we do not include in EMBL yet - but
that's a different story.

Peter Stoehr
EMBL Data Library

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