>Miquel Regue writes :
>>Last year we submitted a DNA sequence to EMBL Databank with the corresponding
>protein sequence deduced from it (bss gene from Serratia marcescens, encoding
>for bacteriocin 28b). We marked it as not available until publication.
> < text deleted >
>Since this sequence was published on August 1992 < text deleted >
>we thought it was made available to database users. The fact is it's not.
> < text deleted >
> 4. Are there a lot of sequences lost for the searches because of
> people (like us) simply forgot 'resubmit' them after publication?
Answer to point 4. seems to be YES.
Very recently I have experienced this problem for four sequences
within 2 months. I have lost a bundle of time and energy to find
e-mail addresses and then to find out which one of GenBank, EMBL or
DDBJ was in position to release the published information !!
I hope that suggestions to shorten the delay between publication and
release of the sequence which will be expressed on the net, will be
considered by the databank managers. Because, obviously, asking the authors
to notify the databank when data has been published is not ideal.
Below are some useful addresses to people looking desperatly for some
nucleic acid sequence :
EMBL Kate Rice Kate.Rice at EMBL-Heidelberg.DE
GenBank Barbara Rapp rapp at ncbi.nlm.nih.govrose at weft.nlm.nih.gov
Jolene Schwertfeger jjs at temin.Lanl.GOV
DDBJ citation and data update ddbjsub at ddbj.nig.ac.jp
Shigeko Suzuki ssuzuki at genes.nig.ac.jp
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