Greetings GenBank Users,
Close-of-data for the upcoming GenBank Release 189.0 occurred
Sunday April 15 2012, at approximately 1:30am EDT.
The subsequently generated GenBank Incremental Update files
nc0415.aso, nc0415.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 189.0 release files, even though they are "post-close" .
Similarly, the first GenBank Incremental Update generated after
the close date is likely to contain a number of sequence records
that are unchanged, compared to their appearance in the release
We expect that the GenBank 189.0 data files will be made available
later today, Friday April 20.
Our apologies for the lack of advance notice about the close date.