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ready Genome Annotation File version 2

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Annotation is the process of assigning GO terms to gene products. The annotation data in the GO database is contributed by members of the GO Consortium, and the Consortium actively encourages new groups to start contributing annotation. Annotation data is submitted to the GO Consortium in the form of Gene Association Format, or GAFs. This guide lays out the format specifications for GAF 2.0


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How to cite this record Genome Annotation File version 2; Genome Annotation File version 2; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:28 p.m.; Last accessed: Oct 27 2020 12:31 a.m.

Record updated: Nov. 25, 2016, 10:30 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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