Table 1

Gene Ontology categories ranked in the top 25 in the standard method but not in length bias adjusted GOseq

GOID

Term

Ontology

Rank standard

Rank GOseq

Average gene length in category


GO:0005622

Intracellular

CC

9

38

2,710

GO:0005524

ATP binding

MF

12

113

3,133

GO:0008270

Zinc ion binding

MF

13

145

2,817

GO:0016020

Membrane

CC

16

702

2,571

GO:0046872

Metal ion binding

MF

17

255

2,734

GO:0006355

Regulation of transcription, DNA-dependent

BP

19

266

2,752

GO:0000139

Golgi membrane

CC

22

28

2,855

GO:0016740

Transferase activity

MF

25

116

2,721


The median gene length of all categories are significantly longer than average using a Mann-Whitney test. BP, biological process; CC, cellular component; MF, molecular function.

Young et al. Genome Biology 2010 11:R14   doi:10.1186/gb-2010-11-2-r14

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