This directory contains alignments of the Fugu assembly (fr1, Aug. 2002)
to the zebrafish assembly (danRer2, June 2004). 

Files included in this directory:

  - axtChrom directory: contains the axt alignments generated by blastz,
    in one file per chromosome. Blastz output was converted to lav format, 
    which was then converted to axt format. 

  - axtNet directory: contains chained and netted alignments, i.e. the
    best chains in the genome, with gaps in the best chains filled in 
    by next-best chains where possible. 

  - chained blastz alignments. The chain format is 
    described in

  - "net" file that describes rearrangements between the 
    species and the best Fugu match to any part of the zebrafish genome.  
    The net format is described in

  - md5sum.txt: checksums of the files in this directory

The alignments in the axtNet directory are in "axt" format. For a 
description, see

The alignments were produced by the blastz alignment program, which 
is available from Webb Miller's lab at Penn State University 
( The blastz scoring matrix used was:

           A    C    G    T
      A   91 -114  -31 -123
      C -114  100 -125  -31
      G  -31 -125  100 -114
      T -123  -31 -114   91

with a gap open penalty of 400 and a gap extension penalty of 30.  The 
minimum score for an alignment to be kept was 3000 for the first pass  
and 3000 for the second pass, which restricted the search space to the 
regions between two alignments found in the first pass.

The .lav format blastz output, which does not include the sequence, was 
converted to .axt with lavToAxt. Chains were produced by axtChain, filtered
with a minimum score of 5000 and then chainAntiRepeat was applied to remove
chains that are primarily the result of repeats and degenerate DNA. 

The axtNet alignments were processed with chainNet, netSyntenic,
and netClass written by Jim Kent at UCSC.

If you plan to download a large file or multiple files from this 
directory, we recommend you use ftp rather than downloading the files 
via our website. To do so, ftp to, then go to 
the directory goldenPath/danRer2/vsFr1/. To download multiple files, 
use the "mget" command:

    mget <filename1> <filename2> ...
    - or -
    mget -a (to download all the files in the directory) 

All the files in this directory are freely available for public use. 

The Zv4 zebrafish sequence data were produced by the Zebrafish Sequencing 
Group at the Sanger Institute and can be obtained directly from All sequence data are made available 
before scientific publication with the understanding that the groups
involved in generating the data intend to publish the initial large-scale 
analyses of the dataset. This will include a summary detailing the data that 
have beeen generated and key features of the genome identified from genomic 
assembly and clone mapping/sequencing. Any redistribution of the data 
should carry this notice. 
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