Locus Tag Prefixes¶
How Do I Register A Locus Tag Prefix?¶
A locus tag prefix can be registered when a project is registered. Advice on doing this can be found at our study registration page. You can allow automatic assignment of a prefix, or you can specify your own.
If you did not add a prefix when you registered your project, it is possible to update the project with a prefix later on. See our advice on updating studies.
Please note that after you register the prefix, it will not be usable until 24 hours later. Therefore, you will not immediately be able to submit your annotated assembly.
A study can have multiple prefixes registered to it, but each prefix can only be registered to a single study.
What Rules Should The Prefix Conform To?¶
The prefix you register must follow the listed conventions or it will not be accepted:
- Must begin with a letter
- All letters must be upper case
- Must from 3 to 12 characters in length
- All characters must be alphanumeric with none such as -_*
Each prefix can only be registered to a single study; you cannot reuse a prefix from another study, or one which another user has registered.