PomBase data update

Thu, 2014-11-13

We have updated the data available on the PomBase web site to include manual curation through October 27, 2014, including 225 community-curated publications. The gene page Phenotype section now includes data from the high-throughput microscopy analysis of viable deletion mutants reported in:

Graml V, Studera X, Lawson JL, Chessel A, Geymonat M, Bortfeld-Miller M, Walter T, Wagstaff L, Piddini E, Carazo-Salas RE. A Genomic Multiprocess Survey of Machineries that Control and Link Cell Shape, Microtubule Organization, and Cell-Cycle Progression. Dev Cell. 2014 Oct 27;31(2):227-39. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2014.09.005 PMID:25373780. Links to the accompanying SYSGRO resource have been added to the External References section of the gene pages.

The genome browser now includes tracks for intron branch point data from:

Bitton DA, Rallis C, Jeffares DC, Smith GC, Chen YY, Codlin S, Marguerat  S, Bähler J. LaSSO, a strategy for genome-wide mapping of intronic  lariats and branch points using RNA-seq. Genome Res. 2014 Jul;24(7):1169-79. doi: 10.1101/gr.166819.113 PMID:24709818.

We have greatly improved search results for GO and FYPO annotations: both now follow more relationship types within the ontology to retrieve genes annotated to a term. The PomBase GO search now includes the regulates relationships, so its search results are consistent with those in the GO Consortium's AmiGO browser. The FYPO search now uses has_part, has_output, and output_of as well as is_a and part_of. The Phenotype section now includes a highlighted sub-header that indicates whether a deletion mutant is viable or inviable. A file of protein complex subunits is available for download, and numerous smaller improvements have been made in the gene pages and static pages.