[Bioperl-l] GenBank entries creation dates
heikki at sanbi.ac.za
Mon Apr 7 08:48:34 EDT 2008
You probably know this but:
- Your entry example below is a GenPept entry, not a GenBank entry
- The NCBI sequence format "genbank" has only the last modified date.
I do not know about other formats (ASN.1, ...)
- NCBI Entrez is a great tool but it obscures the source database.
- If you really are working on real GenBank entries, you can use the accession
number to see find corresponding EMBL (and Swiss-Prot) flat file formats that
have both creation and last modified dates.
Post to the list if you have trouble getting the dates from EMBL/Swiss-Prot
formats using bioperl.
On Monday 07 April 2008 12:12:58 Miguel Pignatelli wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is there any way to obtain the date of creation of individual GenBank
> entries? I don't mean the "last revision" date that can be found in the
> first line of a GenBank file.
> I can access this creation date by looking at the "revision history" of
> any GenBank entry (for example, see
> but I need a systematic (and local=fast) way to access this information.
> Any help would be very appreciated,
> Thank you very much in advance,
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