Question: The bed12 format
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2.3 years ago by
blur110
European Union
blur110 wrote:

Hi, I just came across bed12 format for the first time http://bedtools.readthedocs.io/en/latest/content/general-usage.html

I didn't quite understand what "thickStart" and "thickEnd" mean - is it simply a representation of the visual line that would be drawn?

Thanks,

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.3 years ago by Carlo Yague4.5k • written 2.3 years ago by blur110
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You can get answer from What Does Thickstart (Col 7) Or Thickend (Col 8) Mean In A Bed File?

ADD REPLYlink written 2.3 years ago by zjhzwang180
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2.3 years ago by
Carlo Yague4.5k
Belgium
Carlo Yague4.5k wrote:

I didn't quite understand what "thickStart" and "thickEnd" mean - is it simply a representation of the visual line that would be drawn?

You are right. It is useful when you need to represent bed intervals for genes with introns/exons/cds/UTRs like on the image below where the thick lines represent cds.

genome browser snapshot

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