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How do I learn which tables belong to a data track on the UCSC Genome Browser?

Difficulty level
Beginner
Duration
8:39
Topic

This tutorial will demonstrate how to find the tables in the UCSC database that are associated with the data tracks in the Genome Browser graphical viewer.

Topics covered in this lesson
  • Set up the Genome Browser display
  • Turn on data tracks
  • Find a gene
  • Find tablename by mouseover
  • Find tablename by table schema: Use minibutton to access configuration page
  • Find tablename by table schema: Use track-control link to access configuration page
  • Find tablename by table schema: Click an individual item
  • Check contents with Table Browser: All fields
  • Check contents with Table Browser: Extract selected data fields
  • Download entire table