Welcome to the Aphid Genome Annotation Project Wiki. This website helps coordinate the International Aphid Genomics Consortium project aiming to (1) manually annotate the aphid genome sequence with structural features, (2) experimentally validate gene models and provide functional annotations for the genes and (3) describe aphid genes within an ecological, agricultural and phylogenetic framework. Selected findings from the community will be featured in a published summary of the genome sequencing project. This website is also designed to coordinate companion paper submissions highlighting the results obtained by individual groups. The pea aphid genome sequencing was done at the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine.
Open invitation to participate. All interested researchers are welcome to join the consortium. The main reason for a consortium-wide annotation project is to promote a genome-savvy community that will fully exploit this unique genomic resource for years to come. Prior experience is not required. Our success at understanding the genome biology of the aphid depends on assembling now a large and diverse group of investigators, who work together to made first contributions to the genomic foundation for aphid research. Please go to http://www.as.miami.edu/aphidworkshop/signup for a look at the existing annotation groups.
More information, see:
- Aphid genome sequence
- Resource for annotation: automatic annotations
- What is a manual annotation of the genome?
- Is there a description of the aphid genome annotation project?
- Group leaders play what roles?
- How can I participate, and why should I?
- What is the timeline for this project?
- Are there annotation guidelines to follow?