Release VB-2015-04

We are pleased to announce the April release of VectorBase (VB-2015-04):

  • Several new changes and updates have been incorporated and can be visualized using the Genome Browser including:
    • New variation datasets for Aedes aegypti
    • Pairwise alignments for all Glossina species and Musca domestica created, viewable through the 'Comparative Genomics' section in the Genome Browser, and summarized at https://www.vectorbase.org/compara_analyses.html. As shown in the following two links/examples, to check the updates in your gene of interest go to the gene page, and in the gene or location tabs click on "Comparative Genomics" under the left hand side menu
    • Community gene model updates added for Biomphalaria glabrata
    • Projected gene descriptions added for Anopheles and Glossina species
    • Protein features reannotated in all species. To check the updates in your gene of interest go to the gene page, click on the transcript tab and under the left hand side menu go to "Protein Information/Domanis & Features", as shown in this example
    • Improved Trinity RNASeq alignments added for Glossina brevipalpis, G. fuscipes and G. palidipes in the "Trinity-assembled transcripts" track in the "RNAseq alignments" category of the Genome Browser
    • Community annotation cross references updateds for all species. To check the updates in your gene of interest go to the gene page and under the left hand side menu click on "External References", as shown in this example
  • Three microarray experiments relating to the reproductive tract of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes have been added to the Expression Browser
  • Beta release of new search facility for scaffold or supercontig identifiers. Give it a try using the Search box and the identifier supercont1.190 - Feedback welcome
  • Made minor updates to the VectorBase content management system, search system and tools
  • New documentation for both the Web Apollo and the Expression (microarray and RNAseq) tutorials

For more information please follow this link:
https://www.vectorbase.org/release/release-vb-2015-04