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the intercollegiate annotation competition!
The Community Assessment of Community Annotation with Ontologies (CACAO) is a competition for teams of undergrads around the world to improve the functional annotation of genes. CACAO was developed and is currently run at Texas A&M University, along with many other institutions. If you are interested in participating, please email us - ecoliwiki@gmail.com.


This is a demo competition page for Ivan Erill and Steve Caruso for the RABLE 2016 Conference at Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA, on Oct 8, 2016.

Quick Links

  • Don't forget - no binding terms (i.e. DNA binding, etc) & no response to terms (i.e. response to heat, etc)
  • For more help on evidence codes
Look through the helpful handouts for students, this includes printable documents

Participating schools

Lecture slides

Background info is at the About CACAO page. Links to new material will be posted here.


Evidence codes you are permitted to choose from

  • Here's a list of the evidence codes that CACAO students may use:
  1. IDA: Inferred from Direct Assay
  2. IMP: Inferred from Mutant Phenotype
  3. IGI: Inferred from Genetic Interaction - requires with/from field to be filled in
  4. ISS: Inferred from Sequence or Structural Similarity - almost always requires with/from field to be filled in
  5. ISO: Inferred from Sequence Orthology - requires with/from field to be filled in
  6. ISA: Inferred from Sequence Alignment - requires with/from field to be filled in
  7. ISM: Inferred from Sequence Model - requires with/from field to be filled in
  8. IGC: Inferred from Genomic Context

ALL other codes, even if used correctly, will cause the annotation to be rejected by the judges

Virus-related GO terms

  • For those of you interested in annotating proteins from viruses and phages:


Calendar of Rounds

Inning Activity Start End Notes



  • 2016-10-06
  • 01:00 AM
  • 2016-10-08
  • 11:59 PM

Open round for RABLE demos


  1. Serrano-Heras, G et al. (2007) Protein p56 from the Bacillus subtilis phage phi29 inhibits DNA-binding ability of uracil-DNA glycosylase. Nucleic Acids Res. 35 5393-401 PubMed GONUTS page


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