based on first results from the N-genome analysis group, work has been started by Pat Minx (WashU St.Louis) and Erich Schwarz (CalTech) to come up with an improved assembly.
The data of the latest INSDC submission of the H.bacteriophora annotation project has been added to WormBase.
It is available as flatfiles to download from ftp://ftp.wormbase.org , on GBrowse and as connections to ortholog nematode genes.
We would like to remind users that our FTP site provides access to various data files. WormBase has recently improved the organization of it’s FTP site so that users can easily browse and find different data files. We have made nearly every file directly accessible without needing to know what the current version of WormBase is. For example, the following link will always point to the most current release of WormBase:
The draft genome of the parasitic nematode Trichinella spiralis is published online in Nature Genetics. Trichinella spiralis is a food-borne parasite and is the most common cause of human trichinellosis.
In addition to C. elegans, WormBase provides several resources for viewing and obtaining genome information for different worm species. WormBase classifies genomes in various tiers depending on the amount of curation effort it is able to spend on maintaining them. For a description of the various genomes either in, or coming to WormBase, their current status and the resources available for each, please visit http://wiki.wormbase.org/index.php/WormBase_Genomes.