[EMBOSS] Remote Genbank from NCBI?

Peter Rice pmr at ebi.ac.uk
Wed Oct 5 12:26:05 UTC 2011

On 09/30/2011 07:22 PM, Ed Siefker wrote:
> Is there a way to access NCBI Genbank remotely?

The SRS server at DKFZ is defined as a server in EMBOSS so you 
can use it with no extra definition:

seqret dkfz:genbank:x13666

You can also use query fields, for example:

seqret dkfz:genbank-id:x13776
seqret dkfz:genbank-acc:x13776
seqret 'dkfz:genbank-des:{amic & amir}'

The release should also support the NCBI Entrez server but there is a 
bug in parsing the header. I will add a fix to the next patch. Then you 
could also use entrez:nucleotide:x13776 which reads the genbank format 
of the entry.

Hope this helps,

Peter Rice

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