I just submitted my gene annotation. When will I see my submission incorporated in VectorBase?

  • VectorBase Web Apollo captures community gene annotations (i.e., corrections of gene structures) and VectorBase web forms capture relevant metadata such as gene symbols and citations.
  • Integration of these data with existing gene sets has greatly improved reference gene sets and has led to a new ‘patch’ build system that uses heuristics to merge manual and automated gene predictions to allow more frequent gene set updates.
  • Web Apollo allows for immediate display of the new gene models in the "User-created annotations track". In addition, all community manual annotation data are also made available as a track within VectorBase genome browser.
  • A VectorBase curator will accumulate community submissions and make patches once a year or even less frequently, it all depends on the amount of submissions for each organism/genome.
  • If after one release cycle you notice that your gene annotation is not available as a temporary track in the genome browser, please contact us providing your organism or interest and gene location (i.e., supercontig or scaffold and base pair range). If your temporary track is been up for one year (or six VectorBase release cycles) and we have not had a patch build, please contact us to inquire about our schedule for the next gene set update/patch build release.
  • Permanent display in VectorBase: Once patch builds are performed the community is informed in our release notes, follow this link for an example of such an announcement: Release VB_2012-04.

After you submit a gene annotation the gene ID of that gene will change. Follow this link to learn Why do VectorBase gene IDs change and how to find them?