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The Reference Genome Annotation Project


We are experiencing an explosion of geneomic information, where more and more genomes are being sequenced. However, there are limited resources to annotate these growing numbers of genomes thus automatic annotation will be themethod of choice for many. On the other side, several model organism databases have a group of trained and highly skilled GO curators. In an effort to maximize and optimize the GO annotation of a large set of key genomes (called from now on 'the reference genomes' the GO consortium has established the complete annotation of 12 reference genomes as a priority goal. These reference genomes are:

The Reference Genome GO Annotation Team, with representatives from each genome annotation group, will coordinate annotation, facilitate implementation of GO Consortium annotation priorities, provide metrics to assess progress toward the goal of broad and deep annotation of the reference genomes. This group will be responsible for the coordination of the annotation of the twelve reference genomes. This group represents the annotation expertise within the GO consortium and provides key liaisons to the model organism databases the have primary responsibilities for the annotation of the reference genomes.



Graphic Representation

A colorful graphic representation of the reference genome effort can be viewed in full here:
There is one graph per curated reference gene. In addition to the graph there are two informative tables per gene; these list GO annotations by category, and full experimantal annotations in each organism. This facilitates the comparison of the curation status in the 12 reference genomes and helps curators to identifty genes that need attention.

POLAgraph.png Partial Graph of Gene POLA