[Bioc-devel] Updated annotation packages

Interdonato, Kayla K@y|@@Morre|| @end|ng |rom Ro@we||P@rk@org
Tue Jun 2 15:00:02 CEST 2020

There is an updated version (3.11.4) of GO.db and the org packages available.
This new version of GO.db utilizes the new OBO file format we have been working
on. There are some really big changes in this version of GO.db that we wanted
the community to be aware of.

The GO Consortium has made changes to the directed acyclic graph (DAG) such as
removing 'cell part'. 'cell part' is the only child of the 'cell' term and had
lots of children. 'cell' is at the very top of the CC DAG, right below 'cellular
component'. When doing the following query on the newer org.Hs.eg.db package:

> dbGetQuery(con, “select count() from go_cc_all where go_id=‘GO:0005623’;“)

we see a drastic decrease in the number of genes annotated to 'cell' as compared
to the previous version (3.11.1). This also results in no offspring since they
removed 'cell part'. Cross-checking this information with AmiGO it seems that
the GO Consortium simply pruned out a huge part of the CC DAG. This may
influence many packages which is why we wanted to bring to the community's

Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you again for your
patience as we made this file format transition.

Kayla E. Interdonato, MS
Bioconductor Core Team
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
(716)845-1300 x4621

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