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Hmm I smell a bioinformatics question :)

You're obviously trying to parse out information from GenBank records.

Have you come across Licoln Steins Creating a Bioinformatics Nation?

One of the points is that there is massive duplication of effort. Every Perl using biologist has written a GenBank parser!! I have, my colleagues have.. friends of colleagues have!

Run, don't walk, to BioPerl and save yourself the time and effort - the parsers you require are already there for you :)

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