- Genome Status
Annotations in PomBase by type, cumulative over time
Did You Know ... ?
PomBase has pioneered a community curation system that enables researchers to contribute publication-based annotations directly to database curators. By involving bench scientists directly in the curation process, PomBase improves the timeliness and depth of its annotations, and raises awareness of the value curation adds to scientific databases and literature. Like all annotations in PomBase, community contributions are shared among databases such as GO, BioGRID, UniProtKB, etc. If you have a publication that you would like to curate for PomBase, you can go to the curation tool, Canto, and search for its PubMed ID, or contact the PomBase curators via the helpdesk.
Thursday, 20th Oct, 2016
We have updated the data available on the PomBase web site to include manual curation through September 11, 2016.
Tuesday, 28th Jun, 2016
In response to planned cuts to database funding, leading model organism researchers have prepared an open letter to NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins to demonstrate support for the independent community-focused databases that are essential to their work. Although PomBase is not directly funded by NIH, we collaborate extensively with those that are, including the GO Consortium and several model organism databases.
The Genetics Society of America website where the letter can be viewed and signed is at http://www.genetics-gsa.org/MODsupport
Please sign the letter to add your voice in support of the databases that help make your research possible. For more...
Thursday, 16th Jun, 2016
Several of the PomBase staff, joined by our advisor Sir Paul Nurse, have published a Comment in BMC Biology briefly describing the importance of model organism databases to the success of modern biomedical research:
Oliver SG, Lock A, Harris MA, Nurse P, Wood V. 2016. Model organism databases: essential resources that need the support of both funders and users.
BMC Biol. 2016 14(1): 49. doi: 10.1186/s12915-016-0276-z. PMID:27334346