This section describes the common features and differences that exist between the two types of output that are generated by the Map Reads to Reference tool.
As a reminder, here are the main differences between tracks and mappings.
- Reads track
- seamlessly integrates with subsequent analyses
- best viewed in a Track List for comparison with other tracks
- an overflow graph above the reads in the reads track shows reads that cannot be displayed in the track
- Stand-alone read mapping
- rich visualization and editing features (see View and edit read mapping)
- includes a consensus sequence and a coverage graph
Remember that it is possible to convert to and from tracks (see Converting data to tracks and back).