Chapter 2. GenBank/EMBL/DDBJ
GenBank is maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). It is joined by the DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ, in Mishima, Japan) and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL, in Heidelberg, Germany) nucleotide database from the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI, in Hinxton, UK) to form the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration. Although the three repositories have separate sites for data submission, they share sequence data and allow daily downloads of sequence files by the public. We're using GenBank Release 132, EMBL Release 72, and DDBJ Release 51.