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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 sequence 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.

Database Schema

The table layout of the database is explained in the following document:

Perl API

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

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