New GO annotation pipeline for plant proteins
UniProtKB-GOA are pleased to announce the inclusion in their database of electronic GO annotations created by EnsemblPlants/Gramene.
The annotations are created using a similar concept to the Ensembl Compara pipeline that has been creating annotations for vertebrate species since 2006. Manually curated GO annotations are projected from Arabidopsis thaliana or Oryza sativa proteins onto proteins from one or more target species based on gene orthology obtained from Ensembl Compara.
This first release contains almost 230,000 annotations to over 50,000 proteins covering 16 taxonomies including; poplar, maize, sorghum, grape and Physcomitrella. We hope this will be a valuable resource for the non-model plant species community.
The annotations can be viewed and downloaded from the QuickGO browser here
More information on this annotation method can be seen on the UniProtKB-GOA website.
Any queries regarding these annotations should be directed to email@example.com