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Question on gi no. - (Jun/22/2009 )

How to interpret the gi no.?


what does 'gb' stand for???
some are 'emb' instead of 'gb'.


There are three major sequence repositories: Genbank, EMBL, and DDBJ, located in the US, Europe, and Japan. They share sequence information every evening, and share accession numbers for those sequences. The gb stands for Genbank.