[DAS2] community annotation bee genome sequence

Steve Chervitz Steve_Chervitz at affymetrix.com
Thu Nov 2 23:40:15 UTC 2006

> http://www.genome.org/cgi/content/full/16/11/1329

Thanks for the link, Ann. They give a nice review of different annotation
models.  Interesting to see how they made use of centralized resources to
enable their decentralized annotation effort.

They say: "... the DAS system does not yet involve incorporating the
community annotation data into an official set of gene models."

Note the optimistic "yet". We're working on it!

So presumably, they didn't use a DAS-based genome browser largely because of
lack of editing support. They did use Apollo, but it's not clear how much
they relied on its editing vs read-only viewing functionality.

They cite a need for annotation mapping between different assembly versions.
UCSC provides liftOver for this (but curiously, they don't provide a apiMel1
to apiMel2 chain file). Gregg has genometry-based tools for doing this, but
they're not part of Genoviz/IGB at present.


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