8.1.3 Editing annotations

Annotations can be edited by selecting them either on the sequence or from the annotations table, and clicking Edit Annotations. This brings up a window where the annotation name, type, location, properties and intervals can be edited (see Figure 8.3 ).


Figure 8.3: The Edit Annotations Window

To move the annotation onto a track, click the Track option and either choose an existing track, or type in the name of a new track you want to create. To move the annotation from a track to the sequence itself, choose No track in this setting.

In the Properties section, properties can be added, edited, removed or moved up and down in the list by clicking the buttons to the right. The annotation color can also be set in this section by clicking the color boxes. The Override color sets the color for that particular annotation only but does not change the color of other annotations of that type. To change the color of all annotations of that type, click the Color box.

The Intervals section shows where the annotation is located on the sequence. To change the location, the direction, or mark an annotation as partial, select the interval and click Edit. The direction of the annotation can be changed by clicking the colored arrow. Check truncated left end to mark an annotation as partial at the left end (e.g. if a gene is incomplete at the left end when viewed on the sequence), or truncated right end to denote that the feature is incomplete at the right end.

Bulk editing

Multiple annotations can be edited at once by selecting the annotations while holding down the cntrl/command key, and clicking Edit Annotations. Where properties contain different values in different annotations, Multiple values will be shown next to that property. Editing a property will change the value to be the same for all annotations. Intervals cannot be edited when multiple annotations are selected.