Reference Species and Databases

Reference Species and Databases The reference genomes and responsible database groups are:

  • Arabidopsis thaliana (The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR))
  • Caenorhabditis elegans (WormBase)
  • Danio rerio (zebrafish; Zebrafish Information Network (ZFIN))
  • Dictyostelium discoideum (dictyBase)
  • Drosophila melanogaster ( FlyBase)
  • Escherichia coli (PortEco)
  • Gallus gallus (AgBase)
  • Homo sapiens (human UniProtKB-Gene Ontology Annotation [UniProtKB-GOA] @ EBI)
  • Mus musculus (Mouse Genome Informatics)
  • Rattus norvegicus (Rat Genome Database (RGD))
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD))
  • Schizosaccharomyces pombe (Pombase)

The Reference Genome GO Annotation Team, with trained and highly skilled GO curators from each genome annotation group, coordinates annotation, facilitates implementation of GO Consortium annotation priorities, and provides quantitative measures to assess progress toward the goal of broad and deep annotation of the reference genomes. This group represents the annotation expertise within the GO Consortium and provides key liaisons to the model organism databases that have primary responsibilities for the annotation of the reference genomes. Sequences used for building the trees can be obtained from the EBI's Reference Proteomes website. To access the complete proteomes for other species, please visit the UniProt Complete Proteomes collection. Reference Genome Project publications