eL-DASionator: an LDAS upload file generator

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eL-DASionator: an LDAS upload file generator
Background: The Distributed Annotation System (DAS) allows merging of DNA sequence annotations from multiple sources and provides a single annotation view. A straightforward way to establish a DAS annotation server is to use the "Lightweight DAS" server (LDAS). Onto this type of server, annotations can be uploaded as flat text files in a defined format. The popular Ensembl ContigView uses the same format for the transient upload and display of user data. Results: In order to easily generate LDAS upload files we developed a software tool that is accessible via a web-interface Users can submit their DNA sequences of interest. Our program (i) aligns these sequences to the reference sequences of Ensembl, (ii) determines start and end positions of each sequence on the reference sequence, and (iii) generates a formatted annotation file. This file can be used to load any LDAS annotation server or it can be uploaded to the Ensembl ContigView. ...
Vincent Nègre, Christoph Grunau
Added 16 Dec 2010
Updated 16 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2004
Authors Vincent Nègre, Christoph Grunau
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