The vertebrate genome annotation (Vega) database

Nucleic Acids Res. 2008 Jan;36(Database issue):D753-60. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkm987. Epub 2007 Nov 14.


The Vertebrate Genome Annotation (Vega) database ( was first made public in 2004 and has been designed to view manual annotation of human, mouse and zebrafish genomic sequences produced at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Since its initial release, the number of human annotated loci has more than doubled to close to 33 000 and now contains comprehensive annotation on 20 of the 24 human chromosomes, four whole mouse chromosomes and around 40% of the zebrafish Danio rerio genome. In addition, we offer manual annotation of a number of haplotype regions in mouse and human and regions of comparative interest in pig and dog that are unique to Vega.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Alternative Splicing
  • Animals
  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Genome, Human*
  • Genomics
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Major Histocompatibility Complex
  • Mice / genetics*
  • Mice, Inbred NOD
  • Mice, Knockout
  • User-Computer Interface
  • Zebrafish / genetics*