[Arthropod] Arthropod genomes in progress?
(by mark.blaxter from ed.ac.uk)
Wed Dec 9 16:28:48 EST 2009
thanks for the info
A couple of comments and questions
- I have submitted many EST datasets in the past (standard Sanger
ones) and havent been 'required' by NCBI dbEST to 'register' the
'genome project' they derive from. Is this a new rule, or is it an
- We have Illumina, Roche and AB instruments, and our user base is
requesting 'whole' transcriptome and genome data generation ever more
frequently, so it will be good to get a registry going. However,
waiting till the data are submitted to GenBank/EMBL/DDBJ may not be
what the community needs - I think I'd like to have a registry of
genomes-in-progress and genomes-in-aspiration, so we can collaborate
in data generation (someone might be doing a genome for the
transcriptome I am generating, etc), data analysis (someone might be
interested in the clade my genome is from) and thus copublication/web
presentation. Is that what you meant Don?
- a question... the 'big' (or maybe thats 'vast' now!) genome centres
are part of a global collaborative, and thus have their genomes-in-
progress and genomes-in-waiting fasttracked to NCBI and other www
sites. Ive tried to contact them via http://www.intlgenome.org/ but
had no reply. Now that we are able to generate >10 Gbase/week of raw
data in our centre alone, it would be good to open the club a little,
On 9 Dec 2009, at 20:22, Murphy, Terence (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [C] wrote:
> I second the motion to try and accumulate a more complete list of
> genomes in progress. Don referred to a partial table at NCBI:
> This table is generated from the Genome Projects database
> (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomeprj), which contains records
> describing various types of ongoing or finished genome projects. When
> whole genome, transcriptome, and other types of genome sequencing
> projects are submitted to GenBank, EMBL, or DDBJ, the submitter is
> required to also register their project in the Genome Projects
> Thus, the Genome Projects database should have a complete listing
> of all
> arthropod genomes with sequence in the public databases.
> Curators at NCBI used to create genome project records when projects
> were first started based on information from NHGRI or other sources.
> Now, in the age of cheap sequencing, we no longer have knowledge of
> projects are underway or the time to create projects proactively,
> so the
> table of "in progress" genomes is a poor representation of what is
> currently underway.
> One option would be for those of you with projects that are nearing
> completion to go ahead and register your project at NCBI:
> This will give you a genome project ID that you will be needing for
> submission anyway, and your genome should appear on the "in progress"
> table above in a few days.
> I've heard of a lot of projects that are in the works, but I'm sure
> there are more coming and it would be useful to have a more complete
> listing of what to expect. These are exciting times!
> Let me know if you have any questions about the Genome Projects
> database, or anything else for that matter, and I'd be glad to help.
> Terence Murphy, Ph.D.
> RefSeq Project, Arthropod Genome Champion
> 45 Center Drive, Room 4AS.37D-82
> Bethesda, MD 20892-6510
> Phone: 00-1-301-402-0990
> e-mail: murphyte from ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
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