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Sequence submission for IMGT/LIGM-DB

Data flow and IMGT/LIGM-DB annotations

The main source of data for IMGT/LIGM-DB is EMBL which shares data with the other two generalist databases GenBank and DDBJ. IMGT/LIGM-DB contains the IG and TR sequences which are allowed by the authors to be made public. IMGT/LIGM-DB sequence data are identified by the EMBL/GenBank/DDBJ accession number.

Immunoglobulin (IG) and T cell receptor (TR) sequences of all vertebrates should be submitted to EMBL-Bank ENA (Webin), GenBank (BankIt) or DDBJ.

For submission of new V genes and alleles, new D genes and alleles, new J genes and alleles and new C genes and alleles, see the recommendations of IMGT-NC

Authors are encouraged to check their sequences, if appropriate, with IMGT/V-QUEST before submitting them to EMBL, GenBank or DDBJ.

LIGM retrieves by FTP IG and TR sequences from EBI, the European Bioinformatics Institute. After control by LIGM curators, data are scanned to store sequences, bibliographical references and taxonomic data, and standardized IMGT/LIGM-DB keywords are assigned to all entries. Based on expert analysis, specific detailed annotations are added to the IMGT/LIGM-DB flat files, according to the IMGT Scientific chart rules, based on IMGT-ONTOLOGY.

List of the rescued IG and TR sequences by LIGM

Since August 1996, the IMGT/LIGM-DB content follows the EMBL one for the IG and TR, with the following advantages: IMGT/LIGM-DB does not contain sequences which have previously been wrongly assigned to IG and TR; conversely, IMGT/LIGM-DB contains IG and TR entries which have disappeared from the generalist databases.