[Owl-devel] Conventions for Graphical representation for protein annotations

Leyla Garcia ljgarcia at ebi.ac.uk
Mon Feb 28 06:51:40 EST 2011

Dear all,

I need to know if there is a key of colours and shapes for the graphical 
representation of annotations in proteins. for instance, if I need to 
have a pictorial representation of a "domain" or "transcript" then is 
there a standardized way to do it? So far I have seen that domains are 
usually represented as ellipses or rectangles, and metal bindings as 
non-filled circles, while active sites are red-filled circles.
I am particular interested in the next type of annotations:
Domain, Signal, Transit, Propeptide, Peptide, Topological domain, 
Intramembrane, Transmenbrane for ranges of sequences, and Metal binding, 
Active site, Modified residue, Lipidation, Glycosilation for point 

I appreciate any information on this matter.


Leyla García
EMBL-EBI, Cambridge, UK

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