WormBase December 2012
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
WormBase GO Annotation Statistics as of December 2012
Table 1: Number of Genes Annotated
|Type of Annotation||Genes Annotated, Dec 2012||% Change from Dec 2011||Number of Unique GO Terms||% Change from 2011||Total Number of GO Terms||% Change from Dec 2011|
Methods and strategies for annotation
Curation of the primary literature continues to be the major focus of our manual annotation efforts.
Computational annotation strategies:
As always, current strategies involve use of translation table to mine SwissProt keywords, InterPro domains, and EC numbers for IEA annotation. These are performed automatically on a nightly basis and require little human intervention.
Priorities for annotation
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.
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