[Bioperl-l] GenBank entries creation dates

Heikki Lehvaslaiho heikki at sanbi.ac.za
Mon Apr 7 08:48:34 EDT 2008


Miguel,

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.

Yours,

	-Heikki

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
> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/sutils/girevhist.cgi?val=74311105),
> 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,
>
> M;
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