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WormBase 2016: expanding to enable helminth genomic research

Howe, Kevin L. and Bolt, Bruce J. and Cain, Scott and Chan, Juancarlos and Chen, Wen J. and Davis, Paul and Done, James and Down, Thomas and Gao, Sibyl and Grove, Christian and Harris, Todd W. and Kishore, Ranjana and Lee, Raymond and Lomax, Jane and Li, Yuling and Muller, Hans-Michael and Nakamura, Cecilia and Nuin, Paulo and Paulini, Michael and Raciti, Daniela and Schindelman, Gary and Stanley, Eleanor and Tuli, Mary Ann and Van Auken, Kimberly and Wang, Daniel and Wang, Xiaodong and Williams, Gary and Wright, Adam and Yook, Karen and Berriman, Matthew and Kersey, Paul and Schedl, Tim and Stein, Lincoln and Sternberg, Paul W. (2016) WormBase 2016: expanding to enable helminth genomic research. Nucleic Acids Research, 44 (D1). D774-D780. ISSN 0305-1048. PMCID PMC4702863.

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WormBase ( is a central repository for research data on the biology, genetics and genomics of Caenorhabditis elegans and other nematodes. The project has evolved from its original remit to collect and integrate all data for a single species, and now extends to numerous nematodes, ranging from evolutionary comparators of C. elegans to parasitic species that threaten plant, animal and human health. Research activity using C. elegans as a model system is as vibrant as ever, and we have created new tools for community curation in response to the ever-increasing volume and complexity of data. To better allow users to navigate their way through these data, we have made a number of improvements to our main website, including new tools for browsing genomic features and ontology annotations. Finally, we have developed a new portal for parasitic worm genomes. WormBase ParaSite ( contains all publicly available nematode and platyhelminth annotated genome sequences, and is designed specifically to support helminth genomic research.

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Chan, Juancarlos0000-0002-7259-8107
Grove, Christian0000-0001-9076-6015
Harris, Todd W.0000-0003-3406-163X
Lee, Raymond0000-0002-8151-7479
Nakamura, Cecilia0000-0002-4689-7314
Van Auken, Kimberly0000-0002-1706-4196
Yook, Karen0000-0002-4457-6787
Berriman, Matthew0000-0002-9581-0377
Sternberg, Paul W.0000-0002-7699-0173
Additional Information:© The Author(s) 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Nucleic Acids Research. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Received September 30, 2015; Revised October 26, 2015; Accepted October 28, 2015. Nucleic Acids Research Advance Access published November 17, 2015. After many years working closely with WormBase as the guardian and authority for C. elegans genetic nomenclature, Jonathan Hodgkin has now stepped down from this role. We would like to thank him for his guidance and leadership. US National Human Genome Research Institute [U41-HG002223]; UK Medical Research Council [MR/L001220]; UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council [BB/K020080 to WormBase]; P.W.S. is an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Funding for open access charge: US National Human Genome Research Institute [U41-HG002223]. Conflict of interest statement. None declared.
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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)BB/K020080
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Official Citation:Kevin L. Howe, Bruce J. Bolt, Scott Cain, Juancarlos Chan, Wen J. Chen, Paul Davis, James Done, Thomas Down, Sibyl Gao, Christian Grove, Todd W. Harris, Ranjana Kishore, Raymond Lee, Jane Lomax, Yuling Li, Hans-Michael Muller, Cecilia Nakamura, Paulo Nuin, Michael Paulini, Daniela Raciti, Gary Schindelman, Eleanor Stanley, Mary Ann Tuli, Kimberly Van Auken, Daniel Wang, Xiaodong Wang, Gary Williams, Adam Wright, Karen Yook, Matthew Berriman, Paul Kersey, Tim Schedl, Lincoln Stein, and Paul W. Sternberg WormBase 2016: expanding to enable helminth genomic research Nucl. Acids Res. (04 January 2016) 44 (D1): D774-D780 first published online November 17, 2015 doi:10.1093/nar/gkv1217
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