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Feature annotation: RefSeq vs Ensembl vs Gencode, what's the difference?

To add to rightskewed answer: While it is true that: Gencode is an additive set of annotation (the manual one done by Havana and an automated one done by Ensembl), the annotation (GTF) files are quite ...
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Feature annotation: RefSeq vs Ensembl vs Gencode, what's the difference?

Ensembl vs Gencode https://www.gencodegenes.org/faq.html The GENCODE annotation is made by merging the Havana manual gene annotation and the Ensembl automated gene annotation. [...] In practical ...
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Feature annotation: RefSeq vs Ensembl vs Gencode, what's the difference?

To add practical advice to what others have said: In a practical sense, I think the biggest difference between RefSeq and Ensembl/GENCODE is in the sensitivity/specificity trade off. Ensembl aims ...
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Get RefSeq accession numbers with versions

I don't believe this is possible using biomaRt, nor using AnnotationHub. I have two suggestions, neither of them very ...
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Is it possible to obtain RefSeq transcripts from Ensembl database for GRCh37 to match Ensembl Genes?

The RefSeq match option in BioMart is from the Matched Annotation from NCBI and EBI (MANE) collaboration between RefSeq and Ensembl. It has only been calculated for the up-to-date gene annotation on ...
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RefSeq transcript naming - transcript vs gene

No, this is the same sequence. A single RefSeq accession will correspond to one sequence. However, nobody said that sequence needs to be unique in the genome. The specific sequence you are talking ...
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Mapping RefSeq-ID or NCBI-ID (Entrez-ID) to EC number

You can use Entrez Direct for this as follows: efetch -db protein -id YP_805528.1 -format gpc -mode xml | xtract -insd Protein EC_number YP_805528.1 6.3.2.13
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blasting a refseq protein does not show the protein in the result set

NP_420767 is represented by the non-redundant refSeq protein WP_010919826, which has the same amino acid sequence. This is not very clearly annotated, but if you scroll down to the sequence in the ...
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Duplicate long hits from PSI-BLAST

This is what is known as a feature, not a bug. Note that your identical proteins all have accessions starting with WP_. These are special "non-redundant ...
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Mapping protein refseq to Gene ID

You can do this with the reutils package, which provides an API to NCBI's E-utilities. Here's an example for your specific question: ...
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makeblastdb creating multiple files of unexpectedly large sizes

Welcome to the Bioinformatics site! Hopefully you find the below helpful. Regarding the creation of a RefSeq protein database locally...as you mentioned, there are pre-made RefSeq BLAST databases ...
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Is there a smaller representative version of refseq with fewer than 30K files in it?

proGenomes includes a collection of genomes that are representative of different types - https://progenomes.embl.de/download.cgi Or Genome Updater could be used to filter on unique taxonomy IDs and ...
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Understanding exercise on file coverage with question on summary statistics

Based on the description in your question, I don't think this assumption is correct: I believe what they refer in this exercise is that the target file should be something like the whole chr sizes of ...
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Is it possible to obtain RefSeq transcripts from Ensembl database for GRCh37 to match Ensembl Genes?

Try the GRCh37 version of BioMart, and the External reference "RefSeq mRNA ID" / "RefSeq ncRNA ID": https://grch37.ensembl.org/biomart From the Perl code provided by BioMart, it looks like the field ...
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Feature annotation: RefSeq vs Ensembl vs Gencode, what's the difference?

The UCSC Genome Browser Genes FAQ discusses this question in detail: https://genome.ucsc.edu/FAQ/FAQgenes.html#ens Officially, the Ensembl and GENCODE gene models are the same. On the latest ...
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Feature annotation: RefSeq vs Ensembl vs Gencode, what's the difference?

While annotations between RefSeq and Gencode are not so different is the coding regions (genes), Gencode is much more rich in the intergenic regions. This could be very advantagous for epigenetic ...
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