EMBL release 82 announcement

siamak sobhany sobhany at ebi.ac.uk
Mon Mar 14 09:47:46 EST 2005

Dear Colleagues,

Release 82 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 43 GB, and 241 GB for 
uncompressed files.
Division data: containing  43,246,005 sequences comprising 
46,927,070,905 nucleotides, an increase of about 6.2% over release 81.
WGS data: containing 6,228,397 sequences comprising 38,207,643,477 
nucleotides, an increase of about 15.1% of number of entries over 
release 81.

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 82 data at Monday, March 
14th 12:00 GMT 2005.

Weimin Zhu & Siamak Sobhany
EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database

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