14 new NCBI RefSeq genome annotations are available


In August, the NCBI Eukaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline released new annotations in RefSeq for the following organisms:

  • Spinacia oleracea (spinach)
  • Carica papaya (papaya)
  • Zootermopsis nevadensis (termites)
  • Acanthochromis polyacanthus (spiny chromis)
  • Folsomia candida (springtails)
  • Helianthus annuus (common sunflower)
  • Acanthaster planci (crown-of-thorns starfish)
  • Myzus persicae (green peach aphid)
  • Momordica charantia (bitter melon)
  • Pieris rapae (cabbage white)
  • Nilaparvata lugens (brown planthopper)
  • Drosophila obscura (a fly)
  • Canis lupus familiaris (dog)
  • Limulus polyphemus (Atlantic horseshoe crab)

See more details on the Eukaryotic RefSeq Genome Annotation Status page.

New on YouTube: “NCBI Minute: PubChem: A source of laboratory chemical safety information”


Last week, NCBI staff guided viewers through using PubChem’s Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary (LCSS) to find the most relevant chemical safety information including flammability, toxicity, exposure limits and symptoms, first aid, handling and clean up. The video recording is now available on the NCBI YouTube channel. Any related materials will be accessible on the Webinars and Courses page.