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Jan
29
comment Question about SAM CIGAR string
Don't know how to quote properly in a comment. I quoted footnote 10 of the current sam format specification (page 7).
Jan
29
comment Question about SAM CIGAR string
The MD optional flag gives more details regarding the alignment: > The MD field aims to achieve SNP/indel calling without looking at the reference. For example, a string ‘10A5^AC6’ means from the leftmost reference base in the alignment, there are 10 matches followed by an A on the reference which is different from the aligned read base; the next 5 reference bases are matches followed by a 2bp deletion from the reference; the deleted sequence is AC; the last 6 bases are matches. The MD field ought to match the CIGAR string.
Nov
18
comment What is this dried animal for sale?
I'd guess it's a primate, or a big rodent.
Nov
17
comment Does a DNA sequence has its own derivation tree or pattern?
There are regulatory motif databases, and prediction algorithms for functions in a sequence, but all this is not fully known. Indeed, things are rarely fully regular in biology, so every bioinformatics predictions ideally should be completed with experimental confirmation. Also, the same sequence can sometimes be parsed in various way: a single DNA sequence may encode several proteins, depending on which portions are actually translated into amino-acids. Some keywords you may be interested in: start codon, stop codon, open reading frame, 3'UTR, 5'UTR, binding box.
Nov
16
answered Does a DNA sequence has its own derivation tree or pattern?
Nov
4
comment What plant is this?
True, it could also be an Asteraceae, but the texture of the yellow part, the low number and the almost-round shape of the white petal-like parts somehow make me prefer the other hypotheses.
Nov
4
answered What plant is this?
Oct
15
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Oct
15
revised Bootstrap question
small rephrasing
Oct
14
answered Bootstrap question
Oct
14
answered What kind of mushroom is this?
Oct
13
comment What sort of seed pod is this?
Are there any trace of a hole through which a bug could have entered? The content looks messy. Can you isolate seed ?
Oct
12
comment What happened to this seashell?
I'd say that the holes were made by animals. I know some mollusks can make holes on rocks, for instance en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pholadidae But in the case of this shell, the animals must be much smaller.
Sep
17
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Sep
17
revised Normalised gene counts to edgeR/DESeq2?
Added tags, spelling
Sep
17
suggested approved edit on Normalised gene counts to edgeR/DESeq2?
Sep
9
revised What are those huge plants / fungi on trees called?
Italics to latin names
Sep
9
suggested approved edit on What are those huge plants / fungi on trees called?
Sep
9
comment What is the name of the plant with the down-falling light purple leaves?
The common name in English is "foxglove". Note that they are poisonous.
Jul
15
comment Can someone identify this stinging plant?
It would help if you could add in what country you mother was stung by this plant.