Dictyostelium discoideum (Retired)

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L - Total Publications

For this metric, we count the total number of articles of any kind, including both research articles and reviews, associated with a gene in dictyBase.

We run a weekly script that searches all of PubMed for citations containing 'Dictyostelium' or 'D. discoideum' in the title or abstract. It compares the references in the search with those currently in the database and adds new references to the database. If a puplication that the curators find has been missed by the automatic script, programmers run a small script to import the missing reference.

Curators link the new papers to genes using a web-based curation tool.

M - Triaged papers

dictyBase does not do any triage to target papers for GO, so this column will contain 'n/a' for dictyBase.

N - Number of papers read

This is the number of papers read and checked for possible GO annotations by the curator who was responsible for the reference genome curation of that gene. This number is manually tracked by the curator during the curation process for reference genome genes. We don't track this number as a part of standard curation, just when genes are designated for the Reference Genomes Project.

O - Number of papers producing GO annotations

This is the number of papers from which we actually made GO annotations.