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Y-axis values

asked 2012-10-01 11:45:06 -0700

Marina Cortes gravatar image

What is the y-axis on RefGene?

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answered 2012-10-01 15:11:00 -0700

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When displaying gene tracks, GenomeBrowse attempts to stack the transcripts in an aesthetically pleasing manner. As a result, the Y values don't have any genomic or scientific meaning. They only represent a transcript's location in that aesthetic arrangement. We debated hiding numeric Y values for gene tracks, but have found that they are sometimes useful for navigation.

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