[BioC] annotation packages and ACCNUM mappings

Ting-Yuan Liu (FHCRC) tliu at fhcrc.org
Wed Jul 6 02:15:35 CEST 2005

Hi Maria,

We used 'Representative.Public.ID' and 'Entrez.Gene' only from the 
Affymetrix csv format annotation files to build all versions of moe430a 
and rae230a.  Could you please show me why you think 'Target Description' 
is involved in the ACCNUM environments?  Thanks.  



On Sun, 3 Jul 2005, Maria Stalteri wrote:

> Hi,
> I have been using the moe430a and rae230a annotation packages, 
> and have just noticed that in the current release(moe430a version 1.8.5 
> and rae230a version 1.8.4) the ACCNUM mappings correspond to the GenBank 
> accession numbers from the 'Representative Public Identifier' field of the
> Affymetrix csv format annotation files, whereas in the 3 previous releases 
> (moe430a and rae230a  versions 1.5.1, 1.6.5 and 1.7.0) the ACCNUM mappings 
> corresponded to the GenBank accession numbers given in the 'Target 
> Description' field of the Affymetrix annotation files.
> Was the change intentional, and if so, what is the reason for the change?
> Regards,
> Maria Stalteri.
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