WormBase December 2012

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WormBase Summary, December 2012


WormBase has two main tasks. One is to work on Aim 4 (Common Annotation Framework), which is described under Software Group. The second is annotation. Most of our efforts over the past year were directed towards software development; remaining efforts were focused on annotation.



  • Paul Sternberg, PI
  • Juancarlos Chan, software developer
  • Ranjana Kishore, curator
  • Kimberly Van Auken, curator


  • Hans Michael Mueller, PI
  • James Done, software developer
  • Yuling Li, software developer

Annotation Progress

WormBase GO Annotation Statistics as of December 2012

Table 1: Number of Genes Annotated

Type of Annotation Number of Genes Annotated, Dec 2010 % Change from Dec 2009 Number of Unique GO Terms Total Number of GO Terms
Manual Annotation 2,098 +19.8 1,840 10,467
Phenotype2GO Mappings 6309 -6.1 113 42,349
IEA/Electronic 12,954 +0.83 1,476 55,091
Total 15,799 +0.84 2,937 107,907

Wormbase increased annotation to 17,287 gene products annotated. There are a total of 112,123 gen product-GO associations of which 62,866 are non-IEA.

Kimberely Van Auken is developing GO-CAT.

Ranjana Kishore particpated in the PAINT training workshop in December 2012.

Ranjana Kishore is working on evaluation of website usability.

Caltech hosted the GOC meeting in October 2012.

Back to Project Reports 2012