This track displays translated blat alignments of expressed sequence tags (ESTs) in GenBank from organisms other than human. ESTs are single-read sequences, typically about 500 bases in length, that usually represent fragments of transcribed genes.
This track follows the display conventions for PSL alignment tracks. In dense display mode, the items that are more darkly shaded indicate matches of better quality.
The strand information (+/-) for this track is in two parts. The first + or - indicates the orientation of the query sequence whose translated protein produced the match. The second + or - indicates the orientation of the matching translated genomic sequence. Because the two orientations of a DNA sequence give different predicted protein sequences, there are four combinations. ++ is not the same as --, nor is +- the same as -+.
The description page for this track has a filter that can be used to change the display mode, alter the color, and include/exclude a subset of items within the track. This may be helpful when many items are shown in the track display, especially when only some are relevant to the current task.
To use the filter:
This track may also be configured to display base labeling, a feature that allows the user to display all bases in the aligning sequence or only those that differ from the genomic sequence. For more information about this option, click here. Several types of alignment gap may also be colored; for more information, click here.
To generate this track, the ESTs were aligned against the genome using blat. When a single EST aligned in multiple places, the alignment having the highest base identity was found. Only alignments having a base identity level within 0.5% of the best and at least 96% base identity with the genomic sequence were kept.
This track was produced at UCSC from EST sequence data submitted to the international public sequence databases by scientists worldwide.
Benson DA, Karsch-Mizrachi I, Lipman DJ, Ostell J, Wheeler DL. GenBank: update. Nucleic Acids Res. 2004 Jan 1;32(Database issue):D23-6.
Kent WJ. BLAT - the BLAST-like alignment tool. Genome Res. 2002 Apr;12(4):656-64.