Greetings GenBank Users,
Close-of-data for the upcoming GenBank Release 229.0 occurred on
Saturday December 15th 2018, at approximately 1:30am EST.
The subsequently generated GenBank Incremental Update files
nc1215.aso, nc1215.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 228.0 release files, even though they are "post-close" .
Similarly, the first GenBank Incremental Update generated after
the close date is likely to contain those same records, even though
they are 'unchanged' (compared to their appearance in the release
Our apologies for the lack of advance notice about the close date.
We hope to make the Release 229.0 data files available by the
evening of Tuesday, December 18th.