[ensembl-dev] Ensembl REST API | Question about Ensembl identifiers

Ramiro Magno ramiro.magno at gmail.com
Tue Jul 30 16:02:22 BST 2019

Hi Devs,

I have two questions about Ensembl identifiers:

(i) Ensembl ID and Stable identifiers are the same concept?

In one case the version suffix seems to be purposefully left out, so I am
not sure if by stable you mean without the id version suffix, and whether
you reserve the general expression "Ensembl ID" for the five part

(ii) What are the entity types referred by these IDs? Is it just the four
entities (gene, transcript, protein and exon) as described here
https://www.ensembl.org/info/genome/stable_ids/index.html or are there more
entities as hinted here https://www.ensembl.org/Help/Faq?id=488 (e.g., FM,
protein family, R, regulatory feature and GT, gene tree)?

Many thanks!

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