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Ensembl Funcgen Summary

Database Description

The Ensembl regulation database and API are developed and maintained by the Ensembl Regulation team. The main focus of the 'funcgen' database is on experimental data which may elucidate transcriptional regulation. The schema was originally designed to support ChIP on Chip tiling array experiments but soon expanded to support other sequencing-based technologies. The original requirements supported use as a local data storage and analysis platform, as such the regulation data bases supports multiple coordinate systems. There is also support for micro array designs and externally curated data sets. See here for a summary of the data base content.

  • Schema documentation: page describing every column of every table of the Ensembl Funcgen database schema.
  • Database diagram : Funcgen Schema Diagram

Perl API

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

API diagram overviews

See below links to some overviews of the Funcgen API to illustrate what data/objects you can fetch from the classes:

Regulation API
Funcgen API schema Diagram

Note Note: not all the objects of the Ensembl Funcgen API are represented in these diagrams. They are only overviews to help you to understand the main classes in Ensembl Funcgen API.

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