BioMAJ is our workflow engine in charge of automatically updating the reference databanks. The databanks are available in the /db directory.

They are automatically updated and indexed on a regular basis by BioMAJ. Some banks are available in multiple versions. The current symbolic link targets the latest version available on our servers.

You can consult the list of available banks on our BioMAJ instance.

When working on /db, do not use the /db/..../current path in your scripts, always look at the targeted directory to use its real path as banks may be updated during your job. You can get a real path with:

readlink -f /db/genbankRelease/current/

If you need a databank that is not available in /db, just send an email to, and we will help you.