If you noticed, version WS262 has been out for several days. The version number present at the top of the WormBase home page is now a link to the Release Notes which is a concise summary listing the various data types and their numbers. Check it out if you want to get a quick view of the breadth and depth of the data in WormBase and to see what has changed since the last release. Also find the list of data files available for this release, on our FTP site.
The 260th version of WormBase has been released! The release notes that are published with each new release gives you various statistics about the data in the current release as well as providing a quick peak at the breath and depth of the data in WormBase. It also lists all the data files available for download at our FTP site. Check all of these out and let us know if you have any suggestions or questions!
We have updated WormBase to the newest version of the website and database, WS249.
You can find the release notes here.
The newly released WS248 version of WormBase includes several updates based on curation topics as well as synchronisation with other databases.
In addition the use of Gene Ontology has been extended.
microRNA update for Brugia malayi
The newest data on Brugia malayi microRNAs from miRBase Release 21 has been integrated,
which includes pre-miRNA and mature transcripts as well as the consolidation of
nomenclature used by WormBase and miRBase.
Heavy Metal Topic curation
This release focuses on the curation of data related to Heavy Metal response in nematodes.
Supporting data and publications have been added to WormBase, in addition to review of
gene models for genes involved in this pathway.
New automated descriptions
Gene descriptions generated automatically using a new in-house pipeline were rolled out
for C. elegans in the WS247 release. This release extends that to all other core
species (B. malayi, O. volvulus, C. briggsae, C. brenneri, C. remanei, C. japonica)
New Gene Ontology Annotation Class
Starting with the WS248 release, Gene Ontology annotations will be represented in a new class,
GO_annotation. The GO_annotation class modelsGO annotations as distinct objects in the
database and allows for richer representation of GO data. For example, the GO_annotation
class contains information on interacting genes for annotations that use the IGI (Inferred
from Genetic Interaction) and IPI (Inferred from Physical Interaction) evidence codes, and
also contains annotation extensions that provide additional context for GO terms, such as
substrates for enzymatic activities. The GO_annotation class also includes annotations from
external groups such as UniProt and the Gene Ontology Consortium’s phylogenetic annotation
efforts using PAINT.