[Embl-databank] EMBL release 84 is ready

weimin at ebi.ac.uk weimin at ebi.ac.uk
Mon Sep 12 07:34:25 EST 2005

Dear colleagues,

Release 84 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://ftp.funet.fi/pub/sci/molbio/embl_release            (Finland)
  ftp://bio-mirror.net/biomirror/embl/release/              (USA)
  ftp://bio-mirror.jp.apan.net/pub/biomirror/embl/release/  (Japan)

It can also be downloaded from PKU (China), after its mirroring is
completed, at

PLEASE try to use these mirror sites for download.

EMBL release consists of the EMBL normal division and whole genome
shotgun (WGS) data. Some useful statistics about this release are
provided as follows:

Total file size: 53.2 GB of compressed files, with 11.2% increase over
last release.
                 293 GB of uncompressed files, with 8.5% increase over
last release.

  Division data: 47,652,836 sequences comprising 51,954,360,988
nucleotides,  an increase of about 4.8% of number of entries over
release 83.

  WGS data:      11,106,066 sequences comprising 55,608,219,735
nucleotides, an increase of about 18% 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 84 data at
Wednsday, September 14th 12:00 GMT 2005.

Alastair Baldwin & Weimin Zhu
EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database

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