WBConfCall 2021.05.20-Agenda and Minutes

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    1. file at this location (ftp://ftp.wormbase.org/pub/wormbase/releases/WS253/MULTI_SPECIES/hub/elegans/elegans_genes_WS253.bb) which contained each of the transcripts with exon start positions and lengths. not there now. user was Updating transcript bed file for CeNDR from WS253 to WS276
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Agenda and Minutes

WS281 New data for the release letter


  • Transgene >20% do we need a couple of sentences?
  • Stavos building WS 281. Let him know what you'd like mentioned on the channel.
  • Daniela says there's a lot more transgenes because constructs are becoming transgenic objects to align with Alliance.
  • Magda: is there anything you'd like to showcase ? Daniela: not really, just data alignment, probably not interesting to users.


  • Expanded collection of C. elegans comparator genomes by adding a chromosome-scale draft C. bovis assembly {PMID:32109387}, and nine further draft assemblies of newly described Caenorhabditis species {PMID:1007946}
  • Replaced two C. remanei strains (PX356 and PX439) with animproved chromosome-scale assembly of C. remanei PX506 {PMID:32111628}.
  • Ranjana: could do blog post about new species.
  • Stavros will post on #general in slack.
  • Paul D: We'll put something together when WS281 hits.

WB Genetics paper update


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