Number of sequences in GenBank

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How many sequences are there in GenBank?

162 million

Have you heard of GenBank?  Not too many persons know that GenBank sequence database is an open access, annotated collection of all publicly available nucleotide sequences.  Can you imagine that GenBank and its collaborators receive sequences produced in laboratories throughout the world from more than 100,000 distinct organisms? GenBank represents the most important database for research in almost all biological fields.  There is also an ascending trend.  For example, in February 2013, it contained over 150 billion nucleotide bases in more than 162 million sequences.  And things keep evolving…

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