A track is a very fundamental building block for NGS analysis in the CLC Genomics Workbench. The idea behind tracks is to provide a visualization, comparison and analysis framework for genome-scale studies such as whole-genome or exome resequencing projects.24.1

In tracks, all information that can be tied to a genomic coordinate. There are many different kinds of tracks: a reference genome sequence, a set of genes, a coverage graph, a read mapping or variants from variant calling. This chapter explains how to visualize tracks, how to retrieve reference data sources and finally how to perform generic comparisons between tracks. For comparison tools specific to resequencing and variants, please see Resequencing.


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The track concept was first introduced with the Genomics Gateway plug-in in 2011 and made an integrated part of the CLC Genomics Workbench 5.5 release.