Genome curation is a manual process for improving the genetic sequence of a bin with the end goal of producing a single, circularized, and complete genome. Often times, that ideal cannot be reached, but curation is still important for fixing assembly errors and generally improving the structure of a given bin. The curation process takes place outside of ggKbase using a variety of tools.
A curated genome is re-imported into ggKbase. You should reflect the curation results by editing the organism.
There are a number of ways you can curate genomes outside of ggKase.
- Manually curated: Hands-on manual process for improving the genetic sequences in the bin
- Auto curated: Genomes can also be curated using a curation program, in which case, they would be flagged as “Auto curated.”
Depending on the curation result, a genome can be incomplete (default for uncurated genomes), essentially complete, or complete/closed.
- Incomplete: The default status of a new bin.
- Essentially complete:
- Complete / closed: