How is the sequence annotated
Annotation is optionally submitted by the sequencing group when they submit the sequence or at a later stage. However, ENA will accept the submission of Third Party Annotation (TPA) from people other than the sequencing group as long as there is a published reference for the annotation. TPA is placed in a separate entry from the original submission (Figure 7).
There are two types of TPA datasets:
- TPA:experimental data are supported by peer-reviewed experimental evidence.
- TPA:inferential are supported by peer-reviewed indirect experimental evidence. For instance, annotation inferred through homologous genes of experimentally-determined function.
Figure 7. ENA entry containing TPA: Experimental data.