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ready Big Chain

Abbreviation: bigChain

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The bigChain format describes a pairwise alignment that allow gaps in both sequences simultaneously, just as chain files do; however, bigChain files are compressed and indexed as bigBeds. Chain files are converted to bigChain files using the program bedToBigBed, run with the -as option to pull in a special autoSql (.as) file that defines the fields of the bigChain.


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How to cite this record bigChain; Big Chain; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:34 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 18 2022 6:36 a.m.

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Record added: March 28, 2017, 6:33 p.m.
Record updated: March 29, 2017, 9:06 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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UCSC Genome Browser database
Genome assemblies and aligned annotations for a wide range of vertebrates and model organisms, along with an integrated tool set for visualizing, comparing, analyzing and sharing both publicly available and user-generated genomic datasets.

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