Necator americanus

The new WS243 release will include the genome of the New World Hookworm Necator americanus. The genome assembly and geneset has been provided by Makedonka Mietreva’s group at the Washington University of St.Louis.

The genome itself and further analysis has been published as:
Genome of the human hookworm Necator americanus.
Tang YT, Gao X, Rosa BA, Abubucker S, Hallsworth-Pepin K, Martin J, Tyagi R, Heizer E, Zhang X, Bhonagiri-Palsikar V, Minx P, Warren WC, Wang Q, Zhan B, Hotez PJ, Sternberg PW, Dougall A, Gaze ST, Mulvenna J, Sotillo J, Ranganathan S, Rabelo EM, Wilson RK, Felgner PL, Bethony J, Hawdon JM, Gasser RB, Loukas A, Mitreva M. Nat Genet. 2014 Jan 19. doi: 10.1038/ng.2875

Topic Curation – Small RNA Biogenesis

WormBase will do a themed release for WS242, which will focus on the curation of small RNA biogenesis.

This will include new publications, ontologies, interactions, gene models and more.

During the course of the curation effort, 933 protein coding genes of C.elegans / C.remanei / C.briggsae / C.japonica / C.brenneri / B.malayi and O.volvulus will be investigated. In addition new ncRNA genes will be added to C.remanei / C.briggsae / C.japonica / C.brenneri and O.volvulus.