This track represents the gene models for the T2T CHM13 assembly generated using the CAT (Compartive Annotation Toolkit) software with genes that CAT could not be mapped as well as novel paralogs, filled in from the LiftOff mappings.
The reference annotations are from GENCODE V35.
Display Conventions and Configuration
This track follows the display conventions for
prediction tracks. The exons for putative non-coding genes and
untranslated regions are represented by relatively thin blocks, while those
for coding open reading frames are thicker. Gene names are displayed in 'pack'
or 'full' mode. More information about each gene can be found by clicking on
the specific gene/transcript model.
The following color key is used:
- Blue: protein coding
- Green: non-coding
- Pink: pseudogenes
This tracks combines gene annotations generated by two methods. First the
Comparative Annotation Toolkit (CAT) was used to
Liftoff was then used as a second annotation method to map genes missed by CAT and
additional gene paralogs.
Comparative Annotation Toolkit
Genome annotation for T2T CHM13
assembly was performed using Comparative Annotation Toolkit (CAT). CAT
leverages whole-genome alignments generated by Cactus to transfer annotations
from one source genome to one or more target genomes. For this annotation set,
CAT lifted over the reference GENCODE v35 annotations onto the T2T genome. CAT
also incorporated Iso-Seq data, first assembled into transcripts with
StringTie2, to make the final consensus annotation set.
Liftoff uses Minimap2 to align reference gene DNA
sequences to the target genome and selects the alignment(s) concordant with
the intron/exon structure with the highest sequence identity. A minimum
sequence identity of 95% was required to annotate gene paralogs. After
running Liftoff, we identified genes that did not overlap any CAT annotations
using bedtools intersect. These were combined with the CAT annotation to
create the final annotation.
This track was provide by Marina Haukness <email@example.com>
of UC Santa Cruz and Alaina Shumate
<firstname.lastname@example.org> of Johns Hopkins University.
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