Schema for Ensembl Genes - Ensembl Genes
  Database: sorAra1    Primary Table: ensGene    Row Count: 38,930   Data last updated: 2019-01-11
Format description: A gene prediction with some additional info.
fieldexampleSQL type info description
bin 585smallint(5) unsigned range Indexing field to speed chromosome range queries.
name ENSSART00000003867.1varchar(255) values Name of gene (usually transcript_id from GTF)
chrom scaffold_100042varchar(255) values Reference sequence chromosome or scaffold
strand -char(1) values + or - for strand
txStart 275int(10) unsigned range Transcription start position (or end position for minus strand item)
txEnd 426int(10) unsigned range Transcription end position (or start position for minus strand item)
cdsStart 275int(10) unsigned range Coding region start (or end position for minus strand item)
cdsEnd 426int(10) unsigned range Coding region end (or start position for minus strand item)
exonCount 1int(10) unsigned range Number of exons
exonStarts 275,longblob   Exon start positions (or end positions for minus strand item)
exonEnds 426,longblob   Exon end positions (or start positions for minus strand item)
score 0int(11) range score
name2 ENSSARG00000003849.1varchar(255) values Alternate name (e.g. gene_id from GTF)
cdsStartStat cmplenum('none', 'unk', 'incmpl', 'cmpl') values Status of CDS start annotation (none, unknown, incomplete, or complete)
cdsEndStat cmplenum('none', 'unk', 'incmpl', 'cmpl') values Status of CDS end annotation (none, unknown, incomplete, or complete)
exonFrames 2,longblob   Exon frame {0,1,2}, or -1 if no frame for exon

Connected Tables and Joining Fields
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Sample Rows

Note: all start coordinates in our database are 0-based, not 1-based. See explanation here.

Ensembl Genes (ensGene) Track Description


These gene predictions were generated by Ensembl.

For more information on the different gene tracks, see our Genes FAQ.


For a description of the methods used in Ensembl gene predictions, please refer to Hubbard et al. (2002), also listed in the References section below.

Data access

Ensembl Gene data can be explored interactively using the Table Browser or the Data Integrator. For local downloads, the genePred format files for sorAra1 are available in our downloads directory as ensGene.txt.gz or in our genes download directory in GTF format.

For programmatic access, the data can be queried from the REST API or directly from our public MySQL servers. Instructions on this method are available on our MySQL help page and on our blog.


We would like to thank Ensembl for providing these gene annotations. For more information, please see Ensembl's genome annotation page.


Hubbard T, Barker D, Birney E, Cameron G, Chen Y, Clark L, Cox T, Cuff J, Curwen V, Down T et al. The Ensembl genome database project. Nucleic Acids Res. 2002 Jan 1;30(1):38-41. PMID: 11752248; PMC: PMC99161