[Embl-databank] EMBL release 83 announcement

siamak sobhany sobhany at ebi.ac.uk
Wed Jun 15 10:25:24 EST 2005

Dear Colleagues,

Release 83 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/embl82            (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 47.2 GB, and 290.7 GB for 
uncompressed files.

Division data: containing  45,384,527  sequences comprising 
48,924,454,425 nucleotides, an increase of about 4.9% over release 82.

WGS data: containing  9,107,071 sequences comprising 46,071,710,133
nucleotides, an increase of about 46.2% of number of entries over release

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 83 data at Wednesday, 
June 15th 12:00 GMT 2005.

Weimin Zhu & Siamak Sobhany
EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database

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