UNIT 11.2 Submitting a Sequence to GenBank

  1. Wei-Jen Chang,
  2. Thomas W. Coppola

Published Online: 1 JUN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470089941.et1102s01

Current Protocols Essential Laboratory Techniques

Current Protocols Essential Laboratory Techniques

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Chang, W.-J. and Coppola, T. W. 2009. Submitting a Sequence to GenBank. Current Protocols Essential Laboratory Techniques. 1:11.2:11.2.1–11.2.20.

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  1. Hamilton College, Clinton, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUN 2009
  2. Published Print: JUN 2009

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In the post-genomic era, more and more research projects involve the generation of molecular sequence data. How should these newly obtained DNA/protein sequences be analyzed, and how should they be prepared for submission to sequence databases? In this unit, we provide guidelines and a flow chart to help first-time users process new sequence data using third-party freeware programs and give a step-by-step demonstration on the preparation of a sequence file for submission to GenBank using the Sequin program. Curr. Protoc. Essential Lab. Tech. 1:11.2.1-11.2.20. © 2009 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


  • Sequin;
  • BankIt;
  • bioinformatics;
  • BLAST;
  • BioEdit;
  • Jalview;
  • coding sequence