The Vertebrate Genome Annotation Database (VEGA) and Community Manual Annotation
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Annotation tools that have been developed at the WTSI (Otterlace/Zmap) are being used remotely by external collaborators for community annotation. This “Blessed” annotator and “Gatekeeper” approach to community annotation is being used in mouse and pig respectively. We have annotated over 10% of the pig genome as part of the Immune Response Annotation Group in a community annotation effort on unfinished pig genomic sequence. The Vega website has been recently updated to pig build 10.2 and includes the manually annotated genes from the IRAG group. This annotation is shortly to be merged with the Ensembl annotation as part of the merged Ensembl/Havana gene set. At WTSI we have also sequenced the pig X and Y chromosomes and are completing their annotation.