The Genome Browser's codon coloring feature allows
users to quickly validate and compare alignment tracks,
such as ESTs or BLAT results.
To turn on codon coloring, select the desired option
from the Color track by bases pull-down menu.
- item bases - all bases are labeled.
- different item bases -
only those bases that differ from the genomic sequence
are labeled or colored red, depending on the zoom level.
Bases are colored or labeled according to the genomic sequence.
Note that it is possible to show the complement strand, and
thus change the base labeling, by clicking the arrow to the
left of the base display in the base position track.
When zoomed out past the base level, the browser will choose
one color to represent many bases. The priority of display,
from most important to least important, is: different item
bases (if enabled) and then
(if enabled). To view labeling, the track must be zoomed to
within 3 times the base level.
For information about alignment insertion/deletion display options click