Please note that the WS266 version of WormBase has been released! The release notes for this release describe the data types and their numbers. A list of all files available on our FTP site can also be viewed. Changes in this release include the following:
Physical Interaction data curation
We have added over 5000 manually curated physical interactions which include binary protein-protein interactions as well as protein interactions that occur in a protein complex. Protein-protein interaction data can be found as a part of physical interaction data in the Interactions widget on the gene page. The Interactions widget provides different types of interaction data related to the gene of interest, such as physical, genetic, regulatory, and predicted interactions.
We have made a change to our internal identifiers for nematode protein sequences. Previously, we prefixed each identifier with *two* prefixes to denote which species the protein is from, e.g. WP:CE00001. We have removed the first prefix (the “WP:”) from these identifiers.
Since these prefixes are almost entirely invisible on the site and have never been used by external resources hosting worm data (e.g. UniProt), this change should not affect most users.