Reporting Issues/Bugs and Requests

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Searching

By default when you submit a search (without any of the query modifiers detailed below) your search will be carried out over the following terms:

  • Gene/Marker Symbol
  • Gene/Marker Name
  • Gene Synonym
  • MGI Accession ID
  • Ensembl Gene ID
  • Vega Gene ID
  • Entrez (NCBI) Gene ID
  • CCDS ID
  • OMIM ID
  • Confirmed Positive Phenotype Test Name


Advanced Searching

The Mouse Resources Portal supports several advanced operators, which are query words that have special meaning to us. These operators modify the search in some way, or even tell us to do a totally different type of search. For instance, "marker_symbol:" is a special operator, and the query marker_symbol:Cbx1 doesn't do a normal search but instead finds only the genes with the marker symbol 'Cbx1'. Listed below are details of these query modifiers.

Query Modifiers

Using the following query modifiers will allow you to restrict the results of your searches in a controlled way.

marker_symbol:

i.e. marker_symbol:cbx1 would return the gene record for 'Cbx1'.

marker_name:

i.e. marker_name:chromobox* would return all genes with a marker name starting with 'chromobox'.

chromosome:

i.e. chromosome:X would return all gene records for the X chromosome.

mgi_accession_id:

i.e. mgi_accession_id:MGI105369 would return the gene record for 'Cbx1' - alternatively, just searching for MGI:105369 would also yield the same effect as the search engine is aware of MGI Accession numbers.

ensembl_gene_id:

i.e. ensembl_gene_id:ENSMUSG00000018666 would return the gene record for 'Cbx1'.

vega_gene_id:

i.e. vega_gene_id:OTTMUSG00000001636 would return the gene record for 'Cbx1'.

entrez_gene_id:

i.e. entrez_gene_id:12412 would return the gene record for 'Cbx1'.

ccds_id:

i.e. ccds_id:CCDS25303.1 would return the gene record for 'Cbx1'.

omim_id:

i.e. omim_id:113705 would return the gene record for 'Brca1'.

targeting_design:

This will restrict your results to entries with the corresponding KOMP/EUCOMM targeting design plate/well identifier.

i.e. targeting_design:19_B11 would return the gene record for 'Cbx1' (as this is the target for this design), whereas targeting_design:19* would return a list of all genes targeted on design plate 19.

intermediate_vector:

This will restrict your results to entries with the corresponding KOMP/EUCOMM intermediate vector plate/well identifier.

i.e. intermediate_vector:PCS00019_A_B11 would return the gene record for 'Cbx1', (as this is the target for this vector), whereas intermediate_vector:PCS00019_A* would return a list of all genes with vectors on plate PCS00019_A.

targeting_vector:

This will restrict your results to entries with the corresponding KOMP/EUCOMM targeting vector plate/well identifier.

i.e. targeting_vector:PGS00019_A_B11 would return the gene record for 'Cbx1', (as this is the target for this vector), whereas targeting_vector:PGS00019_A* would return a list of all genes with vectors on plate PGS00019_A.

escell:

This will restrict your results to entries with the corresponding KOMP/EUCOMM escell clone identifier.

i.e. escell:EPD0027_2_A01 would return the gene record for 'Cbx1', (as this is the targeted gene in this cell), whereas escell:EPD0027_2* would return a list of all genes with targeted cells on plate EPD0027_2.

phenotype:

This will restrict your results to entries with the corresponding positive phenotyping results.

i.e. phenotype:dexa would return the gene records for all genes that attained a positive result for the 'Dexa' phenotyping test.

Boolean Operators

In addition to the query modifiers detailed above, boolean terms such as 'AND' and 'OR' can also be used in your searches (even in conjunction with the query modifiers). Simple examples of this type of use would be:

  • chromosome:1 OR chromosome:2 would return information for genes found on either chromosome 1 or 2.
  • targeting_design:19* AND chromosome:11 would return information for genes targeted on design plate 19 which are also found on chromosome 11.

Please note that by default, leaving a space between two search parameters causes the search engine to perform an AND query, i.e. chromosome:1 chromosome:2 is equivalent to chromosome:1 AND chromosome:2.

Spaces in Search Terms

As mentioned in the above paragraph, our search engine interprets whitespace to mean the logical operator 'AND'. However, if you would like to group search terms together such as breast cancer you must enclose the words that are to be interpreted as a group in double-quotes.

Search Interpretation
breast cancer "breast" AND "cancer" (anywhere in the gene entry)
'breast cancer' "breast" AND "cancer" (anywhere in the gene entry)
"breast cancer" "breast cancer" (grouped as one term)