World Intellectual Property Organization

Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Annex C, Appendix 1

Numeric Identifiers

Only numeric identifiers as defined below may be used in sequence listings submitted in applications. The text of the data element headings given below shall not be included in the sequence listings.

Numeric identifiers of mandatory data elements, that is, data elements which must be included in all sequence listings (see paragraph 25 of this Standard: items 110, 120, 160, 210, 211, 212, 213 and 400) and numeric identifiers of data elements which must be included in circumstances specified in this Standard (see paragraphs 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 of this Standard: items 130, 140, 141, 150 and 151, and 220 to 223) are marked by the symbol "M."

Numeric identifiers of optional data elements (see paragraph 31 of this Standard) are marked by the symbol "O."

Numeric
Identifier
Numeric Identifier Description Mandatory (M) or Optional (O) Comment
<110> Applicant name M where the name of the applicant is written in characters other than those of the Latin alphabet, the same shall also be indicated in characters of the Latin alphabet either as a mere transliteration or through translation into English
<120> Title of invention M  
<130> File reference M,
in the circumstances specified in paragraph 26 of this Standard
see paragraph 26 of this Standard
<140> Current patent application M,
in the circumstances specified in paragraph 27 of this Standard
see paragraph 27 of this Standard; the current patent application shall be identified, in the following order, by the two-letter code indicated in accordance with WIPO Standard ST.3 and the application number (in the format used by the industrial property Office with which the current patent application is filed) or, for an international application, by the international application number
<141> Current filing date M,
in the circumstances specified in paragraph 27 of this Standard
see paragraph 27 of this Standard; the date shall be indicated in accordance with WIPO Standard ST.2 (CCYY MM DD)
<150> Earlier patent application M,
in the circumstances specified in paragraph 28 of this Standard
see paragraph 28 of this Standard; the earlier patent application shall be identified, in the following order, by the two-letter code indicated in accordance with WIPO Standard ST.3 and the application number (in the format used by the industrial property Office with which the earlier patent application was filed) or, for an international application, by the international application number
<151> Earlier application filing date M,
in the circumstances specified in paragraph 28 of this Standard
see paragraph 28 of this Standard; the date shall be indicated in accordance with WIPO Standard ST.2 (CCYY MM DD)
<160> Number of SEQ ID NOs M  
<170> Software O  
<210> Information for
SEQ ID NO: x
M response shall be an integer representing the SEQ ID NO shown
<211> Length M sequence length expressed in number of base pairs or amino acids
<212> Type M type of molecule sequenced in SEQ ID NO: x, either DNA, RNA or PRT; if a nucleotide sequence contains both DNA and RNA fragments, the value shall be "DNA"; in addition, the combined DNA/RNA molecule shall be further described in the <220> to <223> feature section
<213> Organism M Genus Species (that is, scientific name) or "Artificial Sequence" or "Unknown"
<220> Feature M,
in the circumstances specified in paragraph 29 and 30 of this Standard
leave blank; see paragraphs 29 and 30 of this Standard; description of points of biological significance in the sequence in SEQ ID NO: x) (may be repeated depending on the number of features indicated)
<221> Name/key M,
in the circumstances specified in paragraph 29 of this Standard
see paragraph 29 of this Standard; only those keys as described in Table 5 or 6 of Appendix 2 shall be used
<222> Location M,
in the circumstances specified in paragraph 29 of this Standard
see paragraph 29 of this Standard;
– from (number of first base/amino acid in the feature)
– to (number of last base/amino acid in the feature)
– base pairs (numbers refer to positions of base pairs in a nucleotide sequence)
– amino acids (numbers refer to positions of amino acid residues in an amino acid sequence)
– whether feature is located on the complementary strand to that filed in the sequence listing
<223> Other information: M,
in the circumstances specified in paragraphs 29 and 30 of this Standard
see paragraphs 29 and 30 of this Standard; any other relevant information, using language neutral vocabulary, or free text (preferably in English); any free text is to be repeated in the main part of the description in the language thereof (see paragraph 36 of this Standard); where any modified base or modified/unusual L-amino acid appearing in Appendix 2, Tables 2 and 4, is in the sequence, the symbol associated with that base or amino acid from Appendix 2, Tables 2 and 4, should be used
<300> Publication information O leave blank; repeat section for each relevant publication
<301> Authors O  
<302> Title O title of publication
<303> Journal O journal name in which data published
<304> Volume O journal volume in which data published
<305> Issue O journal issue number in which data published

 

<306> Pages O journal page numbers on which data published
<307> Date O journal date on which data published; if possible, the date shall be indicated in accordance with WIPO Standard ST.2 (CCYY MM DD)
<308> Database accession number O  
<309> Database entry date O date of entry in database; the date shall be indicated in accordance with WIPO Standard ST.2 (CCYY MM DD)
<310> Document number O document number, for patent type citations only; the full document shall specify, in the following order, the two-letter code indicated in accordance with WIPO Standard ST.3, the publication number indicated in accordance with WIPO Standard ST.6, and the kind-of-document code indicated in accordance with WIPO Standard ST.16
<311> Filing date O document filing date, for patent-type citations only; the date shall be indicated in accordance with WIPO Standard ST.2 (CCYY MM DD)
<312> Publication date O document publication date; for patent-type citations only; the date shall be indicated in accordance with WIPO Standard ST.2 (CCYY MM DD)
<313> Relevant residues in
SEQ ID NO: x: from to
O  
<400> Sequence M SEQ ID NO: x should follow the numeric identifier and should appear on the line preceding the sequence (see Appendix 3)

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