Submit an Update

Please submit all annotation updates to

The Pseudomonas Community Annotation Project (PseudoCAP) has an active community of researchers who regularly submit updates to the Pseudomonas Genome Database. We welcome all suggested updates to Pseudomonas annotations, however if the submission is for a strain other than P. aerugionsa PAO1, we encourage you to also contact the original genome sequencing center in order to ensure the changes propagate to NCBI RefSeq.

Please include the following information when submitting an annotation update

1) The locus tag for the gene.

2) A PubMed ID or link to a paper.

3) Suggested gene and protein names.

4) The gene/protein's function and/or biological process (if known).

5) The gene's new genomic coordinates (if applicable).

6) Your name and institution so that we can acknowledge your contribution (optional).

Consider submitting Gene Ontology (GO) terms with your annotation update.

The database is recognized as an authoritative source for high quality genome annotations and we feel users can benefit from an ontology-rich data structure providing details of function and biological processes in a specific and hierarchical manner. By having data in this format, we can utilize a wide range of tools for the purpose of improving annotation transfer and enrichment analysis associated with omics studies being conducted in many labs.

We have launched a new initiative to apply a critical and conservative approach to mapping high quality, curated gene ontology (GO) terms to the P. aeruginosa PAO1 genome annotation.

A valid GO term submission should include:

1) A locus tag

2) A valid GO term and/or accession

3) A GO evidence code

4) The PubMed ID for the paper that the GO term and evidence code are based on.

5) If term is based on sequence similarity to a better studied gene in another strain/species, please provide a cross reference for that gene.

For more information on how to prepare a GO term submission, please download the document prepared for our Pseudomonas GO Annotation initiative (Guidelines doc).