This directory contains a dump of the UCSC genome annotation database for
the Jul. 2008 assembly of the zebra finch genome (taeGut1, WUSTL v3.2.4).
The annotations were generated by UCSC and collaborators worldwide.
This assembly was produced by the Genome Sequencing Center at the Washington
University in St. Louis (WUSTL) School of Medicine. For more information on
the zebra finch genome, see the project website:
Files included in this directory (updated nightly):
- *.sql files: the MySQL commands used to create the tables
- *.txt.gz files: the database tables in a tab-delimited format
compressed with gzip.
To see descriptions of the tables underlying Genome Browser annotation
tracks, select the table in the Table Browser:
and click the "describe table schema" button. There is also a "view
table schema" link on the configuration page for each track.
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 hgdownload.cse.ucsc.edu, then go to
the directory goldenPath/taeGut1/database/. To download multiple
files, use the "mget" command:
mget <filename1> <filename2> ...
- or -
mget -a (to download all the files in the directory)
Alternate methods to ftp access.
Using an rsync command to download the entire directory:
rsync -avzP rsync://hgdownload.cse.ucsc.edu/goldenPath/taeGut1/database/ .
For a single file, e.g. gc5BaseBw.txt.gz
Or with wget, all files:
With wget, a single file:
Please note that some files contents, such as this example gc5BaseBw.txt.gz,
will point to the data being hosted in another /gbdb/ location, which
refers to ftp://hgdownload.cse.ucsc.edu/gbdb/
To uncompress the *.txt.gz files:
The tables can be loaded directly from the .txt.gz compressed file.
It is not necessary to uncompress them to load into a database,
as shown in the example below.
To load one of the tables directly into your local mirror database,
for example the table chromInfo:
## create table from the sql definition
$ hgsql taeGut1 < chromInfo.sql
## load data from the txt.gz file
$ zcat chromInfo.txt.gz | hgsql taeGut1 --local-infile=1
-e 'LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE "/dev/stdin" INTO TABLE chromInfo;'
All the files and tables in this directory are freely usable for any purpose.
The Zebra finch sequence is made freely available to the community by the
Genome Sequencing Center, Washington University School of Medicine, with
the following understanding:
1. The data may be freely downloaded, used in analyses, and repackaged in
2. Users are free to use the data in scientific papers analyzing these data
if the providers of these data are properly acknowledged. See
http://genome.wustl.edu/data.cgi for credit information.
3. The centers producing the data reserve the right to publish the initial
large-scale analyses of the data set, including large-scale identification
of regions of evolutionary conservation and large-scale genomic assembly.
Large-scale refers to regions with size on the order of a chromosome.
4. This is in accordance with, and with the understandings in the Fort
Lauderdale meeting discussing Community Resource Projects (see
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/doc_wtd003208.html) and the resulting
NHGRI policy statement (http://www.genome.gov/page.cfm?pageID=10506537).
5. Any redistribution of the data should carry this notice.
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