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It's in the bank

There are currently over 400 completely sequenced organisms in GenBank, including 378 viruses, 16 bacteria, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and a number of plasmids and organelles. Nat'l Ctr for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) makes these available in a variety of ways to accommodate the needs of the scientific community. NCBI has collected preliminary sequencing data on 18 microbial genomes and has made these data available for BLAST sequence similarity searching as part of the BLAST service at

from NCBI News July '98