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Figure 1. The Xenbase gene expression annotation interface. An image, or panel of images is loaded. After selecting the species and developmental stage, common anatomical terms appropriate for this stage range are loaded. If a term needed, in this example, otic placode, does not appear, the curator types the term in the ‘anatomy Item(s)’ text field. Once three letters have been typed AJAX generates a list of suggestions that the curator then selects from and the ID appended to the image. Often element names corresponding to adult structures are used by authors, for example kidney, rather than the stage appropriate name for the item at the time it is shown, which in an early embryo may be ‘pronephric mesenchyme' as in this example. The system enforces correct stage appropriate term usage.

Image published in: James-Zorn C et al. (2013)

Image downloaded from an Open Access article in PubMed Central. © The Author(s) 2012

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