Table 2

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

GOID

Term

Ontology

Rank standard

Rank GOseq

Average gene length in category


GO:0006414

Translational elongation

BP

92

8

708*

GO:0000786

Nucleosome

CC

64

14

1,345*

GO:0006334

nucleosome assembly

BP

70

17

1,362*

GO:0043687

Post-translational protein modification

BP

50

20

1,830

GO:0019787

Small conjugating protein ligase activity

MF

65

25

1,928

GO:0016192

Vesicle-mediated transport

BP

28

22

2,765

GO:0006412

Translation

BP

104

23

1,472

GO:0051246

Regulation of protein metabolic process

BP

66

24

1,609


Three of these categories (marked with asterisks) have genes significantly shorter than average length (Mann-Whitney P-value < 0.05). 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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