Difference between revisions of "Genomic Feature"

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Any genomic region with some annotated function.  E.g. a gene, CDS, mRNA, rRNA, tRNA, repeat sequence, inverted repeats, miRNA, siRNA, origin of replication
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This is a generic and general term to describe any genomic region with some annotated function.  E.g. a [[gene]], [[CDS]], [[mRNA]], [[rRNA]], [[tRNA]], [[repeat sequence]], [[inverted repeat]], [[miRNA]], [[siRNA]], [[origin of replication]].  A given genomic feature may be comprised of multiple specific genomic locations that together form the genomic feature.  For example, a protein coding gene ([[CDS]]) is encoded by a gene that has multiple exons.  Each exon is spliced together to form a mature [[mRNA]].  The CDS feature itself is therefor comprised of multiple genomic locations that neighbor one another.

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This is a generic and general term to describe any genomic region with some annotated function. E.g. a gene, CDS, mRNA, rRNA, tRNA, repeat sequence, inverted repeat, miRNA, siRNA, origin of replication. A given genomic feature may be comprised of multiple specific genomic locations that together form the genomic feature. For example, a protein coding gene (CDS) is encoded by a gene that has multiple exons. Each exon is spliced together to form a mature mRNA. The CDS feature itself is therefor comprised of multiple genomic locations that neighbor one another.