The 2008 update of the Aspergillus nidulans genome annotation: A community effort

Jennifer Russo Wortman, Jane Mabey Gilsenan, Vinita Joardar, Jennifer Deegan, John Clutterbuck, Mikael R. Andersen, David Archer, Mojca Bencina, Gerhard Braus, Pedro Coutinho, Hans von Doehren, John Doonan, Arnold J. M. Driessen, Pawel Durek, Eduardo Espeso, Erzsebet Fekete, Michel Flipphi, Carlos Garcia Estrada, Steven Geysens, Gustavo GoldmanPiet W. J. de Groot, Kim Hansen, Steven D. Harris, Thorsten Heinekamp, Kerstin Helmstaedt, Bernard Henrissat, Gerald Hofmann, Tim Homan, Tetsuya Horio, Hiroyuki Horiuchi, Steve James, Meriel Jones, Levente Karaffa, Zsolt Karanyi, Masashi Kato, Nancy Keller, Diane E. Kelly, Jan A. K. W. Kiel, Jung-Mi Kim, Ida J. van der Klei, Frans M. Klis, Andriy Kovalchuk, Nada Krasevec, Christian P. Kubicek, Bo Liu, Andrew MacCabe, Vera Meyer, Pete Mirabito, Marton Miskei, Magdalena Mos, Jonathan Mullins, David R. Nelson, Jens Nielsen, Berl R. Oakley, Stephen A. Osmani, Tiina Pakula, Andrzej Paszewski, Ian Paulsen, Sebastian Pilsyk, Istvan Pocsi, Peter J. Punt, Arthur F. J. Ram, Qinghu Ren, Xavier Robellet, Geoff Robson, Bernhard Seiboth, Piet van Solingen, Thomas Specht, Jibin Sun, Naimeh Taheri-Talesh, Norio Takeshita, Dave Ussery, Patricia A. Vankuyk, Hans Visser, Peter J. I. van de Vondervoort, Jonathan Walton, Xin Xiang, Yi Xiong, An Ping Zeng, Bernd W. Brandt, Michael J. Cornell, Cees A. M. J. J. van den Hondel, Jacob Visser, Stephen G. Oliver, Geoffrey Turner*, Nada Kraševec, Patricia A. van Kuyk, D.H. Döhren, B van Seilboth, R. de Vries

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The identification and annotation of protein-coding genes is one of the primary goals of whole-genome sequencing projects, and the accuracy of predicting the primary protein products of gene expression is vital to the interpretation of the available data and the design of downstream functional applications. Nevertheless, the comprehensive annotation of eukaryotic genomes remains a considerable challenge. Many genomes submitted to public databases, including those of major model organisms, contain significant numbers of wrong and incomplete gene predictions. We present a community-based reannotation of the Aspergillus nidulans genome with the primary goal of increasing the number and quality of protein functional assignments through the careful review of experts in the field of fungal biology. (C) 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S2-S13
Number of pages12
JournalFungal Genetics and Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar-2009


  • Aspergillus nidulans
  • Aspergilli
  • Genome
  • Annotation
  • Fungal community
  • Assembly
  • Transcription factors
  • DNA

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