EMBL Release 81 announcement

siamak sobhany sobhany at ebi.ac.uk
Mon Dec 13 12:55:49 EST 2004

Dear Colleagues,

Release 81 of the EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database is available from
the EBI ftp servers and other verified mirror sites as follows:

   ftp://ftp.ebi.ac.uk/pub/databases/embl/release/           (UK)
   ftp://bio-mirror.net/biomirror/embl/release/              (USA)
   ftp://bio-mirror.jp.apan.net/pub/biomirror/embl/release/  (Japan)
   ftp://ftp.cbi.pku.edu.cn./pub/databases/embl81            (China)

PLEASE try to use these mirror sites for download.

 From release 80, EMBL release includes the whole genome shortgun (WGS) 
data, along with the EMBL normal division data. The total compressed 
file size is about 35.5 GB, and 201 GB for uncompressed files.
   Division data: containing 40,696,839 sequences comprising 
44,285,259,441 nucleotides, an increase of about 7.4% over release 80.
   WGS data: containing 5,408,558   sequences comprising 34,986,041,399 
nucleotides, an increase of about 22.1% of number of entries over 
release 80.

Please see the full release notes at:


For those who mirror our cumulative update files containing new and updated
sequence data since the last full database release, please note that these
will be changed to include only post-release 81 data at Monday, December 
13th 12:00 GMT 2004.

Weimin Zhu & Siamak Sobhany
EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database

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