Curating New Strain objects
Strain objects for strains which are not held at the CGC can be added to WormBase.
Check the following file for existence of names which may appear as Other_name: ftp://ftp.sanger.ac.uk/pub/consortia/wormbase/STAFF/mh6/nightly_geneace/
Enter the new strain in the New Objects form: http://tazendra.caltech.edu/~postgres/cgi-bin/new_objects.cgi?action=Update+Strains+%21
Mary Ann will periodically check the New Objects form, but you can send an email to her as well. Mary Ann will curate the Strain in Geneace and flag the 'approve' box in the New Objects form. The new strain object will appear in the overnight geneace strain dump : ftp://ftp.sanger.ac.uk/pub/consortia/wormbase/STAFF/mh6/nightly_geneace/
The reason for a 'reject' will be conveyed to the curator who requested the new strain.
Once approved or rejected the OA curator should remove the object from the requested strain field in the OA, which removes it from the New Objects form.