Unit

UNIT 19.9 The UCSC Genome Browser: What Every Molecular Biologist Should Know

  1. Mary E. Mangan1,
  2. Jennifer M. Williams1,
  3. Robert M. Kuhn2,
  4. Warren C. Lathe III1

Published Online: 1 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/0471142727.mb1909s88

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

How to Cite

Mangan, M. E., Williams, J. M., Kuhn, R. M. and Lathe, W. C. 2009. The UCSC Genome Browser: What Every Molecular Biologist Should Know. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. 88:19.9:19.9.1–19.9.28.

Author Information

  1. 1

    OpenHelix LLC, Bellevue, Washington

  2. 2

    University of California Genome Bioinformatics Group, Santa Cruz, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: OCT 2009

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Abstract

Electronic data resources can enable molecular biologists to query and display many useful features that make benchwork more efficient and drive new discoveries. The UCSC Genome Browser provides a wealth of data and tools that advance one's understanding of genomic context for many species, enable detailed understanding of data, and provide the ability to interrogate regions of interest. Researchers can also supplement the standard display with their own data to query and share with others. Effective use of these resources has become crucial to biological research today, and this unit describes some practical applications of the UCSC Genome Browser. Curr. Protoc. Mol. Biol. 88:19.9.1-19.9.28. © 2009 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Keywords:

  • UCSC Genome Browser;
  • clones;
  • primers;
  • custom tracks;
  • variations;
  • SNP;
  • comparative genomics