GenBank Submission

Simplified submission of sequences, genomes, features, primers and traces

GenBank Submission Plugin

The GenBank Submission Plugin allows you to upload your sequences directly to GenBank from within Geneious, retaining the annotations and features that will appear on the GenBank record.

Quick Start

Install the plugin by downloading the gplugin file and dragging it in to Geneious Prime or use the plugin manager in Geneious Prime (under Tools - Plugins in the menu).

Once installed, run the plugin by selecting your sequences for submission and choosing Tools - Submit to GenBank from the menu. Click on the help buttons inside the options for further assistance.


1.7.0 (09 Oct 2023) – Download

– Update tbl2asn to table2asn to use NCBI’s newest validation command

1.6.8 (15 Feb 2021) – Download

– Substituted any disallowed characters in the Submission Name with hyphens to prevent submission failure – Improved error message if submission contains non-ASCII characters

1.6.7 (26 Nov 2018) – Download for Geneious 11.1

– No longer warns that there are no annotations when all annotations are in tracks if “Also include annotations in tracks” is selected – Invisible annotations (which cause errors) are more consistently excluded – tbl2asn updated to version 25.6 – Updated text in BankIT configuration dialog to include a NCBI email address

1.6.6 (27 Feb 2018) – Download for Geneious 11.1

– Update to use current tar library from Apache Commons Compress

1.6.5 (20 Sep 2016) – Download

– Fixed bug causing submission to set molecule type to be “Genomic DNA” when choosing “Genomic RNA”, “Ribosomal RNA” or ” Transfer RNA” – GenBank submission now attempts to replace non-ascii character with equivalent ascii characters before submission – Will now submit existing LIMS sequences from reference assemblies generated by the Biocode LIMS plugin instead of generating new consensus sequences – Now correctly warns that alignments built from sequence lists are unsupported – Now warns if trying to submit a contig with too many reads – Remove “Split into separate sequences around ‘?’ calls” consensus option to prevent crashes that occured when using it – Improved help button in GenBank Submission options for mac. – Now correctly allows non-mitochondrial genetic location when genetic code is set to “Candidate Division SR1 and Gracilibacteria Code” (translation table 25) – Updated for the NCBI’s transition to HTTPS (

1.3.0 (28 Feb 2012) – Download for Geneious 5.5

– Improved user interface – Improved support for annotation types (e.g. support for RNA Editing) – Improved pre-submission error checking

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