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Gene identifier synonym table standard and/or repository?

Judith Blake jblake at informatics.jax.org
Thu Feb 13 08:07:54 PST 2003


for MGI, there is a tab-delimited file on the MGI ftp server  that supplies 
IDs, symbol, name, synonyms. But the synonyms are for gene symbols not names.

I don't know of a general repository for such information

Judy


At 10:54 AM 2/13/2003, you wrote:
>Greetings GOphiles,
>
>We are working on some new software that uses GO annotation, and we would 
>really like it to support all GO-annotated organisms.  Our chief barrier 
>to doing this is the lack of gene identifier synonym tables for each 
>organism (so that users can enter gene names rather than being restricted 
>to MOD IDS, e.g., SGD or MGI IDs).
>
>Is there an agreed GO Consortium standard for gene identifier synonym 
>tables (could be as simple as tab-delimited text with a synonym-uniqueID 
>pair on each line).  If so, is there a repository for such files?  Or is 
>this a GMOD question?
>
>Thanks!
>Fritz Roth
>
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