Source_Exons tag

Tim Cutts timc at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Tue Oct 30 04:32:15 EST 2001

Greetings all:

One of my tasks here is to synchronise genomic data between ACeDB and a
relational database.

An issue with this is that ACeDB does not represent exons in transcripts
as individual objects, but merely as tags within a ?Sequence object.

However, I would like to be able to store the unique IDs that these
exons have in the relational database in ACeDB.

Thus, I am considering adding an extra field to the Source_exons tag in
?Sequence to store the exon's id.

I am concerned though, that this is a part of the model which is tightly
integrated with the FMAP display (and possibly much else) and
consequently this could well be a bad idea, in case AceDB's developers
opt to change the Source_Exon model themselves later.

Does anyone have any thoughts as to how this could be achieved in such a
way that it won't break with future releases of ACeDB?


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