vega database makes manual annotation of
kj2 at sanger.ac.uk
Wed May 14 10:13:04 EST 2003
The Sanger Centre is pleased to announce the VEGA (Vertebrate
Genome Annotation) database release ( http://vega.sanger.ac.uk/ ).
As the sequence of zebrafish and other vertebrate genomes are about
to reach finished quality, clones and chromosomes have started to be
manually annotated. This follows the established pattern of ongoing
curation of annotation for mature genome sequences by model
organism databases such as WormBase and FlyBase .VEGA is
designed to be a central repository for manual annotation of vertebrate
finished genome sequence.
VEGA attempts to present consistent high-quality curation of finished
sequence, following standards developed at the HAWK workshops.
Currently annotation is available 168 finished clones from Zebrafish .
The VEGA site allows the user to view and search this set of high
quality sequence data. In particular the VEGA site shows the
experimental homology evidence cited by curators to support each
annotated transcript. VEGA transcripts are also provided as a DAS
If you have extra information to improve the annotation, VEGA also
allows you to send feedback. As the data is manually curated, it can be
reviewed and updated frequently to give an up-to-date view of the
Dr. Kerstin Jekosch email kj2 at sanger.ac.uk
Project Leader tel +44 (0)1223 494971
Zebrafish Genome Analysis fax +44 (0)1223 494919
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SA, UK
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