[Bioperl-l] genbank/embl format ebnf or other formal description

Dan Kortschak dan.kortschak at adelaide.edu.au
Sat Sep 8 03:43:59 UTC 2012

Thanks Chris. That's remarkable, so many words and not an actual formal
specification. I guess I have some work ahead of me. I found the
example, but examples rarely contain all edges and corners.


On Sat, 2012-09-08 at 03:39 +0000, Fields, Christopher J wrote:
> Re: Genbank, the only know specification I know of is for the feature
> table portion of the format as you have below.  They do have a
> (possibly out of date) example file, note it isn't easily found unless
> you search for it:
>     http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Sitemap/samplerecord
> EMBL is better in this regard:
>     http://www.ebi.ac.uk/embl/Documentation/User_manual/usrman.html
> Note that UniProt Knowledgebase also has a user manual outlining the
> similarities and differences with EMBL:
>     http://web.expasy.org/docs/userman.html
> chris

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