Direct submissions are made to GenBank using BankIt, which is a Web-based form, or the stand-alone submission program, Sequin. Upon receipt of a sequence submission, the GenBank staff assigns an Accession number to the sequence and performs quality assurance checks. The submissions are then released to the public database, where the entries are retrievable by Entrez or downloadable by FTP. Bulk submissions of Expressed Sequence Tag (EST), Sequence Tagged Site (STS), Genome Survey Sequence (GSS), and High-Throughput Genome Sequence (HTGS) data are most often submitted by large-scale sequencing centers. The GenBank direct submissions group also processes complete microbial genome sequences.
In the mid 1980s, the Intelligenetics bioinformatics company at Stanford University managed the GenBank project in collaboration with LANL. As one of the earliest bioinformatics community projects on the Internet, the GenBank project started BIOSCI/Bionet news groups for promoting open access communications among bioscientists. During 1989 to 1992, the GenBank project transitioned to the newly created National Center for Biotechnology Information.
The GenBank database includes additional data sets which are constructed mechanically from the main sequence data collection, and therefore are excluded from this count.
Mining metadata from unidentified ITS sequences in GenBank: A case study in Inocybe ( Basidiomycota ).(Research article)
Feb 18, 2008; Authors: Martin Ryberg (corresponding author) ; R Henrik Nilsson ; Erik Kristiansson ; Mats Töpel ; Stig Jacobsson...