ACEDB data for C.elegans WS1.4-30

rd at sanger.ac.uk rd at sanger.ac.uk
Thu Jan 2 15:25:30 EST 1997

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ACEDB data updates WG1.4-8 and WS1.4-27 to 4-30 for C. elegans 

You should be using these in conjunction with release 4_3 of the acedb

Reminder: there are now two versions of the C.elegans database.  The
WS1 update series contains everything, whereas WG1 update series
contains all data except sequences and directly related material
(proteins, motifs etc.), for those with limited resources. 

The additions since WG1.4-7 and WS1.4-26 are:

for both types of update				

  - a physical map update with a few changes (mid Dec)
  - accumulated genetic data and corrections
  - from  CGC : bibliography, and strains (early Dec)
  - from Leon Avery : wbg14.4 with connections to genes etc.
    and for the first time connections to Cells and Cell_groups
	(these wbg14.4 abstracts got left out of updates in early
         december by mistake. sorry!))
and for just the complete database including sequences (WS1.4-30)

  Data fom St Louis and Sanger Sequence databases taken in mid-Dec:	
  - There are now 1859 (1777 before) cosmids totalling 55996632
              (53695369 before) bases.
  - We are switching from using the PIR protein database for homology 
	searches to the TREMBL database, hence many PIR homologies are 
	being deleted and TR ones added.
The total database sizes after adding these updates are around 480Mb
for the WS1 database and around 75Mb for the WG1 database.

It shuold not take so long this time to read in the WS1 updates,
perhaps 1 or 2 hours.


- last time the citations and abstracts for wbg14.4 plus some other
   data were inadvertently excluded. These are within this update.

- sorry about the file nomenclature problems in the last set of updates.

Instructions for obtaining updates/the whole thing

All the files are available in the following public access accounts
(anonymous ftp sites) accessible over internet:

  ncbi.nlm.nih.gov ( in the USA, in repository/acedb
  ftp.sanger.ac.uk ( in England, in pub/acedb
  lirmm.lirmm.fr ( in France, in directory genome/acedb

In each case, log in as user "anonymous" and give a user identifier
as password.  Remember to transfer the files in BINARY mode by
typing the word "binary" at the start of your ftp session.  Many
thanks to NCBI for letting us share in their excellent resource.


ftp ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
login: anonymous
password: your user id or email address
cd repository/acedb             # change to relevant directoy
binary				# IMPORTANT
dir				# display files in this directory
cd ace4				# change to ace4 directory
get bin.sunos.4_3.tar.Z		# get program
cd ../celegans			# change to worm data directory
mget update.WS1.*		# get all WS1 update files


Get any update files that you do not have already and read the file
NOTES before proceeding further.

Always get a copy of the INSTALL script.  Move it and the .tar.Z files
into the home directory in which you are installing ACEDB.  Type
"source INSTALL".  Start acedb (normally by typing "acedb"), click
"Yes" to accept initialising the database if starting from scratch,
then choose "Add Update File" from the menu (right button), and press
"All updates" with the left mouse button.

If you have a problem making the program work, look at the section
on problems in NOTES, and if that fails to help, let us know.


Comments about the data should be sent to the data curator, Sylvia
Martinelli (sylvia at sanger.ac.uk).

Comments about the program, or the installation procedure, should be
sent to one of us:

Richard Durbin (rd at sanger.ac.uk)
Jean Thierry-Mieg (mieg at kaa.cnrs-mop.fr)

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