How to check the type of identifier from ensembl?
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Joseph Hughes ★ 3.0k

When creating a homology adaptor, the homology members that are returned can either be protein ids or transcript ids. Is there a way of determining what type of ID is returned?

In more general terms, if I have an ensembl ID, is there a way to check whether this ID is for a transcript, gene, protein, genetree etc...

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Emily 23k

EagleEye is right, but if you're wanting to code it, you could use the lookup endpoint on the REST API. If you're using the Perl API, the registry has a get_species_and_object_type method.

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Here is the direct link to our documentation page which lists the different feature prefixes: http://www.ensembl.org/info/genome/stable_ids/index.html

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