DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ) in XML

S. Miyazaki, H. Sugawara, T. Gojobori, Y. Tateno*

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The DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ, http://www.ddbj.nig.ac.jp) has collected and released more entries and bases than last year. This is mainly due to large-scale submissions from Japanese sequencing teams on mouse, rice, chimpanzee, nematoda and other organisms. The contributions of DDBJ over the past year are 17.3% (entries) and 10.3% (bases) of the combined outputs of the International Nucleotide Sequence Databases (INSD). Our complete genome sequence database, Genome Information Broker (GIB), has been improved by incorporating XML. It is now possible to perform a more sophisticated database search against the new GIB than the ordinary BLAST or FASTA search.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-16
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank the DDBJ members for making it possible to run DDBJ well in collaboration with EMBL Bank and GenBank. We are especially grateful to the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, Sports and Technology for their enduring financial support. We also thank Ronald Taylor of the Center of Computational Biology, University of Colorado, for valuable comments.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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