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IWGSC Reference Sequence v1.0 annotation now available at URGI

Annotation RefSeq-v1.0 URGI

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium is pleased to announce that the first version of the reference sequence of the bread wheat variety Chinese Spring (IWGSC RefSeq v1.0) is now available with annotation of genes, non-coding RNAs and transposable elements at the IWGSC sequence repository hosted by URGI-INRA .

The pre-publication data are being made available under the IWGSC general data access agreement which is consistent with the Toronto Agreement and that grants the IWGSC the right to publish the first global analyses of the data. This includes descriptions of whole chromosome or genome-level analyses of genes, gene families, repetitive elements, and comparisons with other organisms.

The IWGSC RefSeq v1.0 annotation includes gene models generated by integrating predictions made by INRA-GDEC using Triannot and PGSB using their customised pipeline (previously MIPS pipeline). The integration was undertaken by the Earlham institute (EI), who have also added UTRs to the gene models where supporting data are available. Gene models have been assigned to high confidence (HC) or low confidence (LC) classes based on completeness, similarity to genes represented in protein and DNA databases and repeat content. The automated assignment of functional annotation to genes has been generated by PGSB based on AHRD parameters. In addition, annotated transposable elements (TEs) and non-coding RNAs are available. More information about the annotation data is provided in README files from the IWGSC repository hosted on the URGI Sequence Repository .

How to access the data

Access does require registration and agreeing to respect the right of the IWGSC to publish first. For specific access terms, see the IWGSC General Data Access agreement .

  • Individuals who have not signed the IWGSC Data Access Agreement should FIRST register on the IWGSC website and sign the Agreement; URGI login details will be provided subsequently for access to the data.
  • Individuals who have already signed the IWGSC Data Access Agreement can go directly to the URGI website to access the data using their URGI login details.