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Gene identifier synonym table standard and/or repository?
cherry at genome.Stanford.EDU
Tue Feb 25 19:57:07 PST 2003
For Saccharomyces a gene name synonym is typically a published name
that for many reasons is not currently the "standard" name (aka the
approved name). The typical cause of synonyms is that multiple names
have been published for the locus. There are cases when the community
renames a set of loci from names assigned from phenotypes to names
describing function. The synonym column in the GO association file
also includes the systematic ORF designation once a gene name is
assigned. This allows users to find a particular gene via AmiGO using
all published names and the systematic ORF name.
On Tuesday, February 25, 2003, at 04:02 PM, Judy Sprague wrote:
> ZFIN is interested in learning how other databases are defining the
> column 11
> field 'synonym'. Are these symbols that were formerly approved
> nomenclature or
> any symbol that has been used to refer to a given gene?
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