Check out the latest chapter in WormBook, GENETICS: Developmental Plasticity and Cellular Reprogramming in Caenorhabditis elegans, by Joel Rothman and Sophie Jarriault.
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.
This paper predicts 143 new multi-exonic lncRNA loci in C. elegans, along with ~3,000 possible new single-exon lncRNA loci.
WormBase curates data from published papers and attaches different types of data such as phenotype, overview, expression, human disease model, etc., to genetic entities such as genes, alleles, strains or transgenes. These are also bonafide ‘objects’ in our database which allow us to attach data to them. If we cannot find these named genetic entities in your paper it becomes extremely difficult for us to curate the paper. It is not enough to just specify the amino acid or nucleic acid change of a mutation, we need either the strain or allele name to curate the paper.