MPEP Section 2424.01, Informational Requirements for the Sequence Listing
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2424.01 Informational Requirements for the Sequence Listing
37 CFR 1.823 sets forth the informational requirements for inclusion in the separate part of the disclosure on paper or compact disc (the "Sequence Listing") that must be submitted in accordance with 37 CFR 1.821(c). 37 CFR 1.823(a)(1) sets forth page and line length requirements for any "Sequence Listing" submitted on paper. The requirement to use a fixed width font to present sequence data is also set forth therein. This latter requirement is made to ensure that the desired sequence character spacing and numbering is maintained. 37 CFR 1.823(a)(2) requires any "Sequence Listing" submitted on compact disc to be in compliance with 37 CFR 1.52(e). The compact disc "Sequence Listing" submitted under 37 CFR 1.821(c) may also contain table information if the application contains table information that is over 50 pages. See 37 CFR 1.52(e)(1)(iii). 37 CFR 1.823(b) lists the items of information that are to be included in the "Sequence Listing" in the order in which those items are to appear. The numeric identifier for each item of information shall not include the explanatory information included in 37 CFR 1.823(b).