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 Summary Sheet


Producer:National Center for Biotechnology Information, USA
File Size:More than 220.4 million records (03/2017)
Updates:Daily; Reloaded bimonthly
File Type:Bibliographic, Sequence, Substance
Content:  Protein and nucleic acid sequences
Language: English

GENBANK® (a registered trade mark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) contains nucleic acid sequence data and related descriptive and bibliographic information. Information for GENBANK is gathered primarily from journal literature and direct author submissions. CAS Registry Numbers and CAS accession numbers are contained in GENBANK for easy crossfile searching. Nucleic acid sequences can be searched in the REGISTRY file; the corresponding bibliographic citations and descriptive information can be searched in GENBANK using CAS Registry Numbers. CAS abstract information and additional index terms can be searched in the CA file using the CAS accession numbers that are part of the GENBANK record.


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Usage Terms

The following use and distribution restrictions apply to your use of the GENBANK File on STN. All copyrights are reserved.

Unless specified otherwise in these RESTRICTIONS, CUSTOMER may use copyrighted search results in the following ways:

  1. in copyrighted scientific publications when search results are incidental to the publication and
  2. in reports to a Government Agency that are required by law or by administrative rule. Search results delivered to CUSTOMER in computer-readable form remain the property of the Database Producer.

Unless specified otherwise in these RESTRICTIONS, Recipient may use search results in computer-readable form for the following purposes:

  1. editing or changing the format of search results to create search terms for use with search files or systems;
  2. combining search results with output from other searches, files, or systems to create a consolidated file of search results;
  3. editing the search results to remove irrelevant answers or to change the format of such results.

Recipient shall not use computer-readable search results as a database or part of a database from which hits are selectively retrieved by programmed search, unless Recipient has purchased the right to store search results using the ARCHIVE command or keyword.
Recipient may create one printed copy of search results from a computer-readable file of search results at no additional charge.
Recipient must destroy the computer-readable search results upon creation of the printed version, unless Recipient has purchased the right to archive records with the ARCHIVE command or keyword.
Recipient may purchase the right to redistribute search results to additional users using the REDISTRIBUTE command or keyword.

Enter HELP SHARETERMS for detailed information on the STN Information Keep & Share Program, which allows Recipients to purchase the right to archive and / or redistribute search results from STN databases for internal re-use. Or, visit the STN Information Keep & Share Program.

Recipient shall obtain Database Producer's specific written permission for any uses of computer-readable search results other than those listed here.