[ensembl-dev] How are variations stored?

Dan Bolser dbolser at ebi.ac.uk
Mon Apr 23 10:16:47 BST 2012


I've been reading this:

but I don't see info on how different types of variation [1] are
mapped into the database. In particular, how are structural variations
stored in the database? i.e. in the simplest case, which tables get
populated when describing one SV?

Looking at the table descriptions [2], I can guess that, at a minimum,
there should be one row in structural_variation and one row in
structural_variation_feature for every SV, but I'm not sure about the
other structural_variation_* tables.

Sorry for the basic questions!


[1] http://www.ensembl.org/info/docs/variation/data_description.html#datatypes
[2] http://www.ensembl.org/info/docs/variation/variation_schema.html#structural_variation

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