NOV 11 2010

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Next release 2.19 (Dec. 17th)

Working on

Migrating reference tables and GO to Chado
  • Migrate the batch reference update script. [Done]

[Working on]

  • Migrate the dicty reference page to new code and test it.
  • Migrate the reference search.
Interpro domains for all dicty genes (Yulia)
Run whole pipeline couple of times to test
Automate curation stats -Excel (Yulia)
should it be available for users to see?


Link to ENSEMBL [Yulia]
Our links from the genome browse don't work anymore (at least for me - Petra), e.g. [1]. And it would be nice to link to the EnsemblProtists from our gene pages. Example link, [2]

working link for EmsemblProtists for GBrowse;r=1:1000-30000

Action: wrote patch that adds Ensembl linkouts for genes. Used the same gff3 as they used for import (10-14-2009)

Fix Pseudogene - Gene association bug [Yulia]
Pseudogene features cannot be associated with another gene, which needs fixing. See issue [3] [Petra]
Link outs to GenBank [Yulia]

The GenBank links on the Gene pages (see for example sadA gene) we link out to our own version of the sequence (for example sadA AY178767). This is misleading and also unnecessary. We should link to GenBank directly and remove the tab for the GenBank sequence.

Action: fixed gene page and gbrowse links, removed genbank features from sequence dropdown in BLAST

Stock Center User requests (Yulia) [Done]
  • Add shopping cart to each strain and plasmid page.
    • SC search pages
    • strain catalog
    • strain page
  • Make shopping cart 'sticky' so it remembers what's in it.

Action: extended cookies lifespan to 3 month (was set to expire with session end), Added shopping card to all SC pages

Expression Data from Harry

  • Harry sent expression, spatial and temporal, plus cell cycle regulation data, in an Excel sheet with Macros. User request
  • We should have a look at the data table and make a plan when and how we can use it.
  • I can visualize the graphs (not so elegantly because I can't have Macros on the Mac) and it would be great to have those linked to genes. Here is a screenshot of what the graphs look like Image:Harry_graphs.png

Separating floatigs

Do we still have plans to do that? Maybe independent of that, I found a short contig in the 2F concatemer (DDB0215024), that's for sure a duplicate of an integrated chr 2 region. There were 4 genes on the contig of which two were tiny I deleted those, DDB_G0294182 (7 aa), DDB_G0294184 (21 aa - conserved piece occuring in 7 genes on chr 2,3 and 5). Then there are two genes that are predicted exactly like on chr2: DDB_G0271418/DDB_G0294188 and DDB_G0271416/DDB_G0294186. I blasted the genomic sequence and there are 7 mismatches, mostly at the ends of the small 2F contig, but I definitely think these are redundant. [Petra]


Intact- Uniprot export files

On 9/28/10 4:50 PM, Samuel Kerrien wrote:

Brilliant, do get in touch again if we can help further.


On 28 September 2010 15:09, Pascale Gaudet <> wrote:

Dear Sam,
I can't find a reply to this email - but I wanted to let you know we have discussed 
the UniProt export files and we can use them to integrate the IntAct data into dictyBase.
Best regards,

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