Greetings GenBank Users,
Close-of-data for the upcoming GenBank Release 179.0 occurred on
Monday August 16 2010 at approximately 1:30am EDT.
The subsequently generated GenBank Incremental Update files
nc0816.aso, nc0816.flat, etc. contain data through the close.
Note: Release processing often does not begin until sometime during
business hours on the close date. As a result, a number of sequence
records processed *after* 1:30am are likely to be present in the
GenBank 179.0 release files, even though they are "post-close" .
Similarly, the first GenBank Incremental Update that is generated
after the close date is likely to contain a number of sequence
records that are unchanged, compared to their appearance in the
We expect to make the GenBank 179.0 data files available later today,
Wednesday August 18, 2010.
Our apologies for the lack of advanced notice about the close date.