WS273 version of WormBase

Please note that the WS273 version of WormBase is live on our website.  The release notes for this version contain a detailed report of the various entities (eg. gene, allele) and the number of sequence and biological annotations.

Some of the highlights are:

C.elegans Nanopore data has been integrated and is being used to improve UTR annotation. Further work on improving our automatic transcript annotation is ongoing.

This release includes a few hundred gene splits in Pristionchus pacificus predicted by the Sommer lab based on IsoSeq analysis. More will be included in future releases.

C. elegans meetings at the TAGC 2019

The C. elegans community is having sessions at The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC), April 22-26, 2020 in Washington DC, organized by Martha Soto and Mike Boxem. Note that the abstract and early registration deadline is December 5. The C. elegans relevant page of the TAGC is here.

Check out the WormBase paper in NAR

If you’d like to read about the latest developments at WormBase—literature curation efforts, features about the web interface, data mining options for users, and how WormBase as a founding member, interacts with the Alliance of Genome Resources to aid in cross-species data comparisons, check out our paper in Nucleic Acids Research.