Question: Maker Output: transcript names
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4.3 years ago by
United States
mmacd20 wrote:

Hi all,

I have a question about the output of Maker. After running fasta_merge on the Maker results, I get the fasta files which include all the gene annotations from all the different contigs in the assembly. In the transcript file, I get headers such as the two below:



I was wondering what this header means, for instance are 3.11 and 3.12 exons on the same gene or are they two completely separate genes? I ran maker was splice variants off, so there shouldn't be more than one transcript per gene (I am assuming if I run with splice variants on I would get mRNA-1 and mRNA-2 for the variants).

Thanks in advance!

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ADD COMMENTlink written 4.3 years ago by mmacd20

did you already get the answer for this?

ADD REPLYlink written 2.4 years ago by lakhujanivijay5.1k

Hi Vijay, I had sent the same question to the Maker email list awhile back and go the following response:

"They are different genes because their ID’s are different. The numbers are meaningless, they are just iterators to make sure the ID’s are unique"

Hopefully this helps!

ADD REPLYlink written 2.4 years ago by mmacd20
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