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ready bigWig Track Format


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The bigWig format is for display of dense, continuous data that will be displayed in the Genome Browser as a graph. The bigWig files are in an indexed binary format. The main advantage of this format is that only those portions of the file needed to display a particular region are transferred to the Genome Browser server. Because of this, bigWig files have considerably faster display performance than regular wiggle files when working with large data sets. The bigWig file remains on your local web-accessible server (http, https or ftp), not on the UCSC server, and only the portion needed for the currently displayed chromosomal position is locally cached as a "sparse file".



How to cite this record FAIRsharing.org: bigWig Track Format; bigWig Track Format; DOI: https://doi.org/10.25504/FAIRsharing.x9k6a1; Last edited: Nov. 23, 2018, 11:27 a.m.; Last accessed: Dec 11 2018 5:27 a.m.


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Encyclopedia of DNA Elements at UCSC
Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) has created a comprehensive parts list of functional elements in the human genome, including elements that act at the protein and RNA levels, and regulatory elements that control cells and circumstances in which a gene is active. UCSC coordinated data for the ENCODE Consortium from its inception in 2003 (Pilot phase) to the end of the first 5 year phase of whole-genome data production in 2012. All data produced by ENCODE investigators and the results of ENCODE analysis projects from this period are hosted in the UCSC Genome browser and database.

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.

The UCSC Archaeal Genome Browser
The UCSC Archaeal Genome Browser is a window on the biology of more than 100 microbial species from the domain Archaea. Basic gene annotation is derived from NCBI Genbank/RefSeq entries, with overlays of sequence conservation across multiple species, nucleotide and protein motifs, non-coding RNA predictions, operon predictions, and other types of bioinformatic analyses. In addition, we display available gene expression data (microarray or high-throughput RNA sequencing). Direct contributions or notices of publication of functional genomic data or bioinformatic analyses from archaeal research labs are very welcome.

ENCODE Project
The ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements) Consortium is an international collaboration of research groups funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). The goal of ENCODE is to build a comprehensive parts list of functional elements in the human genome, including elements that act at the protein and RNA levels, and regulatory elements that control cells and circumstances in which a gene is active. ENCODE results from 2007 and later are available from this project. This covers data generated during the two production phases 2007-2012 and 2013-present.

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