[ensembl-dev] "orthologs"/"possible orthologs" at BioMart

Philip Kensche pkensche at cmbi.ru.nl
Wed Oct 6 14:33:51 BST 2010

Hi all,

I'am not sure whether I post to the right mailing list. So sorry, if it's the wrong one.

I was wondering about the categories "orthologs" and "possible orthologs" in BioMart. I want to retrieve orthologous gene pairs for mouse and human but find that one important protein is not in the ortholog table but in the "possible ortholog" table.

So, what is the difference between the two tables -- how are they derived? Is that documented somewhere?

Many thanks for your help!
Kind regards,


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