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Tenth Anniversary of RefSeq FTP Releases

Friday, July 26, 2013

The July 2013 RefSeq FTP release marks the 10th anniversary of RefSeq comprehensive FTP releases. We mark this occasion with a sincere “Thank you!” to the scientific community for continued interest and support, comments, and useful suggestions for improvements that have been made over the past years.

 

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There has been significant total growth since the first release in June 2003! So, we thought you might be interested in seeing how much the RefSeq data has grown.
Growth in the number of accessions, by molecule type:

Type of Sequence June 2003

(Release 1)

July 2013

(Release 60)

Percentage Growth

over 10 years

Genomic 64,729 4,165,752 6,336%
RNA 211,803 4,243,209 1,903%
Protein 785,143 32,504,738 4,040%

Growth in the number of species, per node:

Taxonomic Node June 2003

(Release 1)

July 2013

(Release 60)

Percentage Growth

over 10 years

Complete 2005 28,560 1,324%
Fungi 27 785 2,807%
Invertebrates 80 1,121 1,310%
Microbes 334 20,213 5,952%
Mitochondria 417 3,793 810%
Plants 30 349 1,063%
Plasmids 36 1,501 4,069%
Plastids 31 359 1,058%
Protozoa 39 179 359%
Mammals 74 580 684%
Non-mammalian Vertebrates 206 1,796 772%
Viruses 1179 3,536 200%
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