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Database (Oxford). 2010;2010:baq001. Epub 2010 Feb 18.

Meeting report: a workshop on Best Practices in Genome Annotation.

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Informatics, J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD 20850 USA, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, CB10 1SA, UK and The Arabidopsis Information Resource, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Stanford, CA 94305 USA.

Abstract

Efforts to annotate the genomes of a wide variety of model organisms are currently carried out by sequencing centers, model organism databases and academic/institutional laboratories around the world. Different annotation methods and tools have been developed over time to meet the needs of biologists faced with the task of annotating biological data. While standardized methods are essential for consistent curation within each annotation group, methods and tools can differ between groups, especially when the groups are curating different organisms. Biocurators from several institutes met at the Third International Biocuration Conference in Berlin, Germany, April 2009 and hosted the 'Best Practices in Genome Annotation: Inference from Evidence' workshop to share their strategies, pipelines, standards and tools. This article documents the material presented in the workshop.

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