Genbank vs SRA
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c_u ▴ 520

NCBI provides two databases for uploading next-gen genomic data - Genbank and SRA. I need to upload some bacterial genomes (short read sequences that have been assembled) and I am trying to figure out which of the two to upload it to. But so far I haven't been able to figure out the difference between the two databases, which would help me decide.

What is the difference between Genbank and SRA?

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SRA is a sequence reads archive, and it is meant for raw or quality-processed sequence reads. That is not where one would upload bacterial genomes.

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NCBI provides two databases for uploading next-gen genomic data - Genbank and SRA

Not quite. SRA is meant to ingest raw sequence data (long and short reads are OK). GenBank only accepts finished sequence data (e.g. assemblies, gene sequences etc).

If you want to submit assemblies check out --> https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/assembly/docs/submission/

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OK, so basically if you assemble your reads, then upload them to Genbank, if you don't, then to SRA?

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