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- FAQs about CGD
- Why hasn't CGD cited my paper?
- How do I propose a gene name?
- How can I find more information about the CGD sequences?
- How should I cite CGD?
- How can I get more help?
- FAQs about Gene Ontology at CGD
- What is Gene Ontology (GO)?
- How do I find which genes or proteins are annotated to a GO term?
- How can I analyze the GO terms assigned to a set of genes?
- How does CGD assign references for GO terms?
- FAQs about C. albicans
We aim to collect all the available literature for each gene or protein in CGD, so if your paper is not listed, it was not intentionally excluded. CGD curation is in progress, and we have not yet read every paper on our list. The possibility also exists that your paper was accidentally omitted from our list. To ensure that your paper is linked to the correct gene by CGD (and other databases), it's always a good idea to include the gene name, systematic name, and species name (e.g., "Candida albicans" or "C. albicans") in the abstract. If you think we might have missed your paper, please drop us an email and we will be happy to add it.
Researchers who want to reserve a new
Occasionally, existing gene names are changed to more accurately reflect the function or role of the gene product. Such changes are only made if there is consensus among all researchers who have studied the gene. CGD curators can coordinate the process of proposing and discussing gene name changes.
Please see the CGD Sequence Documentation web page for information about the genomic sequence.
For help using the GBrowse Genome Browser, please see our GBrowse Help Documentation page.
Sequence issues pertaining to individual genes are described in the Locus History, which may be accessed using the link under "Additional Information" near the bottom of the gene's Locus Page.
CGD maintains a list of publications describing CGD, written by CGD staff, that can be used as references to CGD as a database.
For references to the data contained within CGD, original references should be cited wherever possible. For unpublished information, you should get permission directly from the investigator who submitted the data to CGD if there is a contact listed for that information. Further instructions on how to cite CGD and other electronic resources may be found on the How to Cite CGD page.
CGD help resources are listed on the Help Resources page. The 'Help' button in the upper right corner of each tool and Locus page is linked directly to help documentation for that particular page.
Getting Started with CGD provides an introductory overview of CGD and how to use it.
The Glossary page, provided by the Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD), lists definitions of genetic, bioinformatic, and other terms used in CGD and SGD.
CGD curators may be contacted via our suggestion form. We welcome your comments and questions!
GO is a collaborative project, involving CGD and other model organism databases, to provide controlled vocabularies that are used to describe the molecular function and cellular location of gene products and the biological process in which they are involved. The three ontologies that comprise GO (Molecular Function, Cellular Component, and Biological Process) are used by multiple databases to annotate gene products, so that this common vocabulary can be used to compare gene products across species. The development of the ontologies is ongoing in order to incorporate new information.Where can I learn more about the GO project?
The GO Consortium website is the central repository for GO information and documentation, and for the ontologies themselves. SGD's GO Help page provides a brief introduction to GO, and the SGD GO tutorial is a guided tour of GO annotations and of the GO tools that are used at SGD and at CGD.
Whenever a GO term is displayed on an CGD Locus page, that term is hyperlinked to a list of all gene products annotated to that term in CGD. You can search for a particular GO term by typing all or part of the term into the Quick Search box at the top of most CGD pages. This will return a list of all terms matching the search criterion, along with lists of gene products annotated to each term. CGD GO annotations may be downloaded in bulk from the Download directories.
CGD has two tools for analysis of GO classifications of groups of genes. The GO Term Mapper tool takes a set of genes specified by the user and maps each to higher-level GO-Slim terms. The GO Term Finder tool takes the user's set of genes of interest and finds GO terms that are shared within the set. Detailed documentation is available on the GO Term Mapper help page and the GO Term Finder help page, provided by SGD.
In assigning Gene Ontology (GO) terms, our aim is to annotate each function, process, and location of the gene product with the full set of references that establish the classification. If your paper has not been cited, feel free to send us an email, and we will add the information as quickly as possible.
Unfortunately, we cannot directly help you because CGD is a scientific database that provides information about the molecular biology and genetics of Candida albicans, and related yeasts, to researchers. To find out more information about Candidiasis, you can go to a medical library at a local university, search the PubMed database for relevant literature, or browse the Candidiasis information at MEDLINE plus. We are not medical doctors and cannot give medical advice. You should speak to a qualified physician about any medical concerns.
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