Well Documented Parts

At the beginning of iGEM, it was difficult to get experiments to work as expected. With not much working in the lab, little documentation was produced. As the competition matured and labs became more used to making and testing BioBricks, more experiments worked, and documentation began to improve. We then changed the rules, requiring iGEMers to submit highly-documented parts to be eligible for medals. Now, iGEMers submit amazing parts with abundant documentation, not because we require them, but because iGEMers want to. They know this is how to get future teams to use parts and is a critical part of enriching the synthetic biology community.

The job of every iGEMer and contributor to the Registry is to make their part as awesome as possible to inspire users to use it in following years. We encourage everybody who contributes to the Registry to complete as much information as possible and to perform as much characterization as possible before sending us a sample. We also encourage teams to add parameters and categories to their parts. We use these metrics to create part tables that are automatically updated when you add categories.

We're compiled several "Top 10" lists of the most documented parts in the Registry. Please note that to calculate the amount of documentation, we look at the HTML code, which sometimes picks up a lot of code that isn't displayed. We also count information on the Design and Experiences pages, but don't take images into account at this time. Although there may be heuristic errors in our calculations, we're working on making them better and more accurate. Have a look at the parts below to see the most documented examples in the Registry.

Top 10 Most Documented Parts

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NameDescriptionLengthCreated byDocumentaionTypeStatus
BBa_K808000 araC-Pbad - Arabinose inducible regulatory promoter/repressor unit1209Valentina Herbring, Sebastian Palluk, Andreas Schmidt1028470RegulatoryIn stock
BBa_K2607001HB-EGF/Tar Receptor (HT) Device1836Andrea Laurentius191593CompositeIt's complicated
BBa_K2607000DiphTox (DT)254Andrea Laurentius183996Protein_DomainIt's complicated
BBa_K801060(+)-Limonene synthase 1 with Strep-tag and yeast consensus sequence.1708Lara Kuntz68635CodingIn stock
BBa_K2201004Nucleotide Transporter PtNTT2 from Phaeodactylum tricornutum1728Christopher M. Whitford66410CodingIt's complicated
BBa_K404003[AAV2]-Rep-VP123(ViralBrick-587KO-empty)_p5-TATAless4386Freiburg Bioware 201062532ProjectIt's complicated
BBa_R0062Promoter (luxR & HSL regulated -- lux pR)55Vinay S Mahajan, Voichita D. Marinescu, Brian Chow, Alexander D Wissner-Gross and Peter Carr61847RegulatoryIn stock
BBa_J04450RFP Coding Device1069Tamar Odle58970ReporterIn stock
BBa_K2310100LuxAB, emitting luciferase (from X. luminescens)2107Xuejie Zhang54288Translational_UnitIt's complicated
BBa_K863005ecol laccase from E. coli with T7 promoter, RBS and His-tag1605Isabel Huber50382CodingIn stock

Top 10 Most Documented Promoters

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NameDescriptionLengthCreated byDocumentaionTypeStatus
BBa_K808000 araC-Pbad - Arabinose inducible regulatory promoter/repressor unit1209Valentina Herbring, Sebastian Palluk, Andreas Schmidt1028470RegulatoryIn stock
BBa_R0062Promoter (luxR & HSL regulated -- lux pR)55Vinay S Mahajan, Voichita D. Marinescu, Brian Chow, Alexander D Wissner-Gross and Peter Carr61847RegulatoryIn stock
BBa_J23100constitutive promoter family member35John Anderson45510RegulatoryIn stock
BBa_I0500Inducible pBad/araC promoter1210Sri Kosuri41577RegulatoryIn stock
BBa_J23101constitutive promoter family member35John Anderson40168RegulatoryIn stock
BBa_J23106constitutive promoter family member35John Anderson34926RegulatoryIn stock
BBa_J61051[Psal1]1268John Anderson32679RegulatoryIn stock
BBa_K774001Mammalian-Bacterial Promoter: E9-ns2 CArG promoter sequence + BHN + BBaK216005208NRP-UEA-Norwich32296RegulatoryIn stock
BBa_J23114constitutive promoter family member35John Anderson30347RegulatoryIn stock
BBa_K216005PyeaR promoter, responsive to nitrate, nitrite and nitric oxide100Edinburgh iGEM 200928717RegulatoryIn stock

Top 10 Most Documented Coding Regions

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NameDescriptionLengthCreated byDocumentaionTypeStatus
BBa_K801060(+)-Limonene synthase 1 with Strep-tag and yeast consensus sequence.1708Lara Kuntz68635CodingIn stock
BBa_K2201004Nucleotide Transporter PtNTT2 from Phaeodactylum tricornutum1728Christopher M. Whitford66410CodingIt's complicated
BBa_K863005ecol laccase from E. coli with T7 promoter, RBS and His-tag1605Isabel Huber50382CodingIn stock
BBa_K1172501Outer membrane porin OprF from Pseudomonas fluorescens1298Lukas Rositzka47630CodingIt's complicated
BBa_K863000bpul (laccase from Bacillus pumilus) with T7 promoter, RBS and HIS tag1587Isabel Huber45872CodingIn stock
BBa_K863006ecol laccase from E. coli1551Isabel Huber43858CodingIn stock
BBa_K863001bpul laccase from Bacillus pumilus1533Isabel Huber43736CodingIn stock
BBa_K1189031TALE-A linked to beta-lactamase with a his tag under a lacI promoter3574Ali Honarmand, Somshukla Chaudhuri41740CodingIn stock
BBa_K525710DNA ligase from Escherichia coli (LigA) with PT7, RBS and His-tag2064Anna Drong37386CodingIn stock
BBa_K2560262mcrN - N-terminal domain of Malonyl-CoA Reductase from Chloroflexus aurantiacus1644Daniel Marchal34516CodingIt's complicated

Top 10 Most Documented Ribosome Binding Sites

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NameDescriptionLengthCreated byDocumentaionTypeStatus
BBa_K2560010Phytobrick version of BBa_B003222Tobias Hensel22448RBSIt's complicated
BBa_K2560016Phytobrick version of BBa_B003024Tobias Hensel21402RBSIt's complicated
BBa_K2560013Phytobrick version of BBa_B003123Tobias Hensel21401RBSIt's complicated
BBa_K2560008Phytobrick version of BBa_B003421Tobias Hensel21379RBSIt's complicated
BBa_K2560084Phytobrick version of RBS Dummy24Tobias Hensel21246RBSIt's complicated
BBa_B0034RBS (Elowitz 1999) -- defines RBS efficiency12Vinay S Mahajan, Voichita D. Marinescu, Brian Chow, Alexander D Wissner-Gross and Peter Carr IAP, 2003. 20746RBSIn stock
BBa_K1442023EMCV IRES625Caroline de Cock15623RBSIn stock
BBa_K1442024NKRF IRES667Caroline de Cock15325RBSIn stock
BBa_K2541012Heat-inducible RNA-based thermosensor-1239Shuting Zheng14102RBSIt's complicated
BBa_K2541010Heat-inducible RNA-based thermosensor-1030Shuting Zheng14099RBSIt's complicated

Top 10 Most Documented Terminators

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NameDescriptionLengthCreated byDocumentaionTypeStatus
BBa_K2560034 Phytobrick version of BBa_B001080Tobias Hensel23074TerminatorIn stock
BBa_K2637017CYC1 terminator261Yan Zheng21476TerminatorIt's complicated
BBa_K2560093Phytobrick version of BBa_B100641Tobias Hensel18204TerminatorIt's complicated
BBa_K2560091Phytobrick version of BBa_B100336Tobias Hensel18196TerminatorIt's complicated
BBa_K2560089Phytobrick version of BBa_B100236Tobias Hensel18188TerminatorIt's complicated
BBa_K2560035 Phytobrick version of BBa_B0015129Tobias Hensel18067TerminatorIn stock
BBa_K2560081Phytobrick version of Terminator Dummy82Tobias Hensel17465TerminatorIt's complicated
BBa_K2637016PGK1 Terminator285Haoqian Zhao12009TerminatorIt's complicated
BBa_K2637012ADH1 Terminator335Haoqian Zhao12009TerminatorIt's complicated
BBa_K2637014TEF1 Terminator476Haoqian Zhao12009TerminatorIt's complicated