sequence not available

Dennis Benson dab at ray.nlm.nih.gov
Wed Mar 31 14:27:35 EST 1993

roos at Operoni.Helsinki.FI (Christophe Roos) writes:
: Once the paper has been accepted / published, an e-mail to "datasubs at embl-
: heidelber.de" telling that accession number ...... can be made public makes 
: life easier to those who keep the database up to date and can in 
: general make sequences faster available to all of us.
: I have encountered the situation with published sequences not being marked 
: as public (they had been entered long ago). Again an e-mail to Heidelberg
: has usually made it available within 24 hours. Each time it was a sequence 
: published in Nature. Nature is by the way not requiring the sequences to be 
: submitted to a database before publication: archaic !
: Christophe Roos

Ditto for GenBank.  Users are encouraged to send mail to:

     update at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

if they fail to find a sequence in the database that has appeared in print with
an accession number.  We route these messages to the database (NCBI-GenBank,
EMBL, DDBJ) that has the author's direct submission so that release can occur
and the record can be exchanged among the databases.  Before sending a message,
however, it would help us if users checked the updates for the missing sequence.
With the NCBI mail server a mail message as below will check the latest GenBank
updates, the updates from EMBL and DDBJ (which get incorporated within
24 hours of their release), plus the most recent full GenBank release.

Send a message in the form:

DATALIB genbank
M92819    (enter accession number(s) here)


   retrieve at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Dennis Benson
National Center for Biotechnology Information
National Library of Medicine/NIH

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