NA return when searching for 3'UTRs in biomaRt
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beccafhhs ▴ 10

I am using R to return the 3' UTR start and end sites for about 48,000 mouse genes. Upon omitting the NAs that are returned and averaging the duplicates, I am only left with about 20,000 results. I looked up some of the genes that are missing using the biomaRt web application and the result is returning as sequence unavailable. I am not sure where to go from here to get the missing data. I am primarily interested in the length of the 3'UTRs, not the sequence. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Ben_Ensembl ★ 1.7k

Hi beccafhhs,

Have you checked whether the transcripts of the omitted genes have annotated UTRs using Ensembl: www.ensembl.org

From the large number of genes in your list, I suspect that those missing UTR sequence will be non-coding, and so will not have UTR sequences.

Best wishes

Ben

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It does look like that is the problem. Thanks!

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