> Besides using the GCG program strings to get a sequence from its
>accession number, you could take advantage of the GenBank email service
>which mails you a sequence if you send them the accession number (or locus
>name) in the correct format. The response is very fast (typically less than
>2 minutes, at least between Toronto Canada and GenBank on Internet), and
>the database is always up to date. GenBank will also do a fasta search for
>you if you send the sequence, again very quickly, and on their most recent
>database. I believe they update it every day, but at worst it's every few
>days. For more information on these services, Dave Kristofferson
>(kristoff at genbank.bio.net) would probably be the person to get in touch
>with. So far as I know, GenBank won't search for keywords, but I would LOVE
>it if this were to become available in the future.
Thanks for the plug and in light of my last justification for
plugging GOS I will continue to plug away by elaborating on the above!
1) All databanks on GOS are updated daily.
2) The e-mail server will not do keyword searches (there can be
problems with overwhelming amounts of output should an unfortunate
choice be made), but these can be done using IRX (including Boolean
searches). IRX actually indexes virtually every word in the databank,
not just officially recognized keywords. IRX can be accessed
interactively without time limit to GOS subscribers, and free 7 minute
sessions are also available over the Telenet public data network.
For more information, please send e-mail to gos at genbank.bio.net.
GenBank On-line Service Manager
kristoff at genbank.bio.net