WGS submission policy

Although named after whole genome shotgun sequence studies, the WGS dataclass is used generally for the representation of genomic contigs.

Treatment of WGS entries differs from normal assembled and annotated sequence entries in these ways:

  1. WGS data are expected to represent a transitory view of assembly data in a given state; sequence updates are made by suppressing the whole set and creating a new one with no tracking made between entries of each release.
  2. Due to the temporary nature, UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot may exclude translations of WGS annotation from its database.
  3. WGS master entries are created to gather together the set of entries, such asĀ CABT00000000.

For details of how to submit genome assembly data, please refer to the genome assembly submissions documentation.