Codon usage in 87 602 genes has been calculated using the nucleotide sequence data obtained from the GenBank Genetic Sequence Data Bank (Release 90.0 September 1995). The database is called the CUTG Database; the complete form of the database can be obtained by anonymous ftp from DDBJ and a part of the database, which lists the frequency of codon use in each organism, is made searchable through our World Wide Web server.
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The authors wish to thank Dr Y. Ugawa at the DNA Information and Stock Center, National Institute of Agrobiological Resources, for help in constructing the database. This work was supported by a grant-in-aid for creative basic research (Human Genome Project) and for scientific research on a priority area (Genome Informatics) and by a grant-in-aid of scientific research from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Japan.
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