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Use of deprecated GO IDs in current gene association tables

David Emmert emmert at
Sat Nov 17 07:17:35 PST 2001

Fritz, Michael,

We're running the Cambridge update now.  The new gene_association.fb will
be out by Friday (Oct. 23).


>> From ma11 at Sat Nov 17 06:00 EST 2001
>> To: ma11 at, froth at
>> Subject: Re: Use of deprecated GO IDs in current gene association tables
>> Cc: gofriends at, emmert at
>> From: Michael Ashburner (Genetics) <ma11 at>
>> Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2001 11:02:47 +0000
>> Fritz
>> Believe me, it is a synchrony problem.  Dataflow within FlyBase is
>> a nightmare and you really do not want to spoil your w/end
>> worrying about it !
>> Briefly, the master file of gene [product] <> GO associations is kept
>> in Cambridge.  About once a month/siz weeks there is a data dump to Harvard
>> where the data are pulled into Sybase.  That spews out the gene_association
>> table which goes to the GO site in Stanford and to the FlyBase sites.
>> The last dump was on Oct 17/18.  David Emmert (to whom this is cc'd)
>> will tell you when the next is.  It can easily take 6-8 weeks for
>> data I correct to get public. Frustrating ? You bet ! Can we change it
>> quickly ? 'fraid not.
>> Michael

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