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Ensembl Variation

Database Description

The Ensembl Variation database stores two types of variation data, depending it comes from an external source or data it is calculated on site.

  • Data imported from external sources (dbSNP, Sanger,...):
    • SNPS, in-dels
    • Locations for variations
    • Alleles
    • Populations
    • Genotypes
  • Calculated data:
    • Consequence of variations in transcripts (synonymous, non-synonymous,...)
    • Linkage disequilibrium information
    • Tagged variations
    • Read coverage data

Database Schema

The table layout of the database, with all the tables, fields and relationships, is found in the following pdf:

Perl API

A comprehensive Perl Application Programme Interface (API) provides efficient access to the Ensembl Variation database.

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