[Embl-databank] EMBL Release 87 building process finished

Alastair Baldwin abaldwin at ebi.ac.uk
Mon Jun 19 10:35:55 EST 2006

Release 87 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://biomirror.aarnet.edu.au/biomirror/embl/release/     (Australia)
  ftp://bio-mirror.jp.apan.net/pub/biomirror/embl/release  (Japan)

PLEASE try to use these mirror sites for download.

Please note for this release the format of the EMBL flat file will be
different: the ID line will have a different structure. See
for more details.

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

  Total file size: 65 GB of compressed files, with 6.6 % increase over last
                   354 GB of uncompressed files, with 6.3 % increase over
last release.
  Division data: 74,034,622 sequences comprising 134,602,904,495
nucleotides, an increase of about 6.1 % of number of entries over release
  WGS data:     14,690,009 sequences comprising 71,134,188,512 nucleotides,
an increase of about 10.3 % of number of entries over release 86.

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 87 data at Monday,
June 19th 2006

Alastair Baldwin
EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database

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