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ready Gene Transfer Format


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The Gene transfer format (GTF) is a file format used to hold information about gene structure. It is a tab-delimited text format based on the general feature format (GFF), but contains some additional conventions specific to gene information. A significant feature of the GTF is that it is validatable: given a sequence and a GTF file, one can check that the format is correct. This significantly reduces problems with the interchange of data between groups.

How to cite this record: GTF; Gene Transfer Format; DOI:; Last edited: Feb. 22, 2018, 2:03 p.m.; Last accessed: Mar 24 2018 10:14 a.m.

Record updated: Nov. 25, 2016, 11:13 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.


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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.

modMine is an integrated web resource of data & tools to browse and search modENCODE data and experimental details, download results and access the GBrowse genome browser.

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.

PomBase is a model organism database that provides organization of and access to scientific data for the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. PomBase supports genomic sequence and features, genome-wide datasets and manual literature curation as well as providing structural and functional annotation and access to large-scale data sets.

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.

The Ensembl project is based at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). It provides one of the most comprehensive and integrated resources of genomic data, which can be accessed through the web ( and through BioMart, FTP, Perl APIs, REST API and MySQL queries.

The MOuse NOnCode Lung database
MONOCLdb is an integrative and interactive database designed to retrieve and visualize annotations and expression profiles of long-non coding RNAs (lncRNAs) expressed in Collaborative Cross ( founder mice in response to respiratory influenza and SARS infections.

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