The DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ) is a biological database that collects DNA sequences. It is located at the National Institute of Genetics (NIG) in the Shizuoka prefecture of Japan. It is also a member of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration or INSDC. It exchanges its data with European Molecular Biology Laboratory at the European Bioinformatics Institute and with GenBank at the National Center for Biotechnology Information on a daily basis. Thus these three databanks contain the same data at any given time.
|Description||Japanese DNA data bank|
|Research center||International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration |
National Institute of Genetics
|Laboratory||Center for Information Biology and DNA Data Bank of Japan|
|Primary citation||PMID 11752245|
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DDBJ began data bank activities in 1987 at NIG and remains the only nucleotide sequence data bank in Asia.
Although DDBJ mainly receives its data from Japanese researchers, it can accept data from contributors from any other country. DDBJ is primarily funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). DDBJ has an international advisory committee which consists of nine members, 3 members each from Europe, US, and Japan. This committee advises DDBJ about its maintenance, management and future plans once a year. Apart from this, DDBJ also has an international collaborative committee which advises on various technical issues related to international collaboration and consists of working-level participants.
- ^ Tateno Y, Imanishi T, Miyazaki S, Fukami-Kobayashi K, Saitou N, Sugawara H, et al. (2002). "DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ) for genome scale research in life science". Nucleic Acids Res. 30 (1): 27–30. doi:10.1093/nar/30.1.27. PMC 99140. PMID 11752245.
- ^ Kaminuma E, Kosuge T, Kodama Y, et al. (January 2011). "DDBJ progress report". Nucleic Acids Res. 39 (Database issue): D22–7. doi:10.1093/nar/gkq1041. PMC 3013661. PMID 21062814.
- ^ Tateno, Y.; Gojobori, T. (1 January 1997). "DNA Data Bank of Japan in the age of information biology". Nucleic Acids Research. 25 (1): 14–17. doi:10.1093/nar/25.1.14. PMC 146410. PMID 9016494.
- ^ Sagar Aryal Nucleotide sequences database 22 February 2019 microbenotes.com accessed 26 March 2021
- Official site
- DDBJ entry in MetaBase.