BMPOUNY at weizmann.weizmann.ac.il wrote:
> I have to know for sure what is the meaning of CDS.
> For example: after doing "fetch" for one gene sequence,
> I get in one of the lines :
> CDS 283. .1695
> What does that mean ?
CDS is CoDing Sequence and the numbers refer to the interval
on a nucleotide sequence which refer to the the coordinates
which encode the protein. This is usually expressed as:
in a GenBank flatfile. (no space between the "..")
Expressed like this it means that 283 is the first letter
of the start codon (usually A from ATG, but there are
exceptions) and 1685 is the last position of the stop codon.
The CDS intervals should include the start and the stop
| B.F. Francis Ouellette
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