Mapping table

When several reference sequences are used or you are performing de novo assembly with the reads mapped back to the contig sequences, all your mapping data will be accessible from a table (Image multicontig). It means that all the individual mappings are treated as one single file to be saved in the Navigation Area as a table.

An example of a mapping table for a de novo assembly is shown in figure 24.21.

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Figure 24.21: The mapping table.

The information included in the table is:

An example of a contig table produced by mapping reads to a reference is shown in figure 24.22. The read mappings use information from the reference sequences that were used as input.

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Figure 24.22: The contig table.

In addition to the information found in the de novo table, the mapping table also provides information about name, common name and Latin name of each reference sequence.

At the bottom of the table there are three buttons that can be used to open or extract sequences. Select the relevant rows (press Ctrl + A - Image command_key_web +A on Mac - to select all) before clicking on the buttons:

You can copy the textual information from the table by selecting in the table and click Copy (Image Copy_16_n_p). This can then be pasted into e.g. Excel. You can also export the table in Excel format.