This document provides directions for how to complete and obtain the items needed to submit a Parasitoid Wasps Project annotation—a completed Annotation Workbook, a screenshot of the user track on the Genome Browser, and sequence files for the entire transcript and encoded protein.
This exercise will walkthrough an example of annotating a wasp venom gene for the Parasitoid Wasps Project. It will discuss wasp versions of common GEP annotation tools—Genome Browser, Gene Record Finder, and Gene Model Checker—and provide background for the interpretation of data tracks that are unique to the Parasitoid Wasps Project.
The Annotation Workflow is a one page summary of the annotation protocol for the Pathways Project. This workflow provides an overview of the key analysis steps and bioinformatics tools for the annotation of a putative ortholog.
GEP students will use the Report Form document to submit their annotation results for the Pathways Project. The Project Details Table handout will show students how to fill out the first page of the Annotation Report. The Report Form Exemplar is provided as an example of a completed report.
Students can apply what they learned in the Pathways Project: Annotation Walkthrough to construct a gene model for Rheb in D. pseudoobscura by completing the Pathways Project: Annotation Notebook. An answer key is provided to assist in checking the accuracy of the annotation and includes potential areas of confusion throughout.
The Pathways Annotation Notebook will help GEP students keep track of their work as they are annotating, and then they can use the notebook to fill out the report form. This notebook does not have to be submitted to GEP, it’s just an extra resource students might find helpful.
This document describes the primary annotation goals to be included in the final oral presentation and written report for students enrolled in the Bio4342 course at WU.