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Table 2 Gene Ontology categories ranked in the top 25 in length bias adjusted GOseq but not in the standard method

From: Gene ontology analysis for RNA-seq: accounting for selection bias

GOID Term Ontology Rank standard Rank GOseq Average gene length in category
GO:0006414 Translational elongation BP 92 8 708*
GO:0000786 Nucleosome CC 64 14 1,345*
GO:0006334 nucleosome assembly BP 70 17 1,362*
GO:0043687 Post-translational protein modification BP 50 20 1,830
GO:0019787 Small conjugating protein ligase activity MF 65 25 1,928
GO:0016192 Vesicle-mediated transport BP 28 22 2,765
GO:0006412 Translation BP 104 23 1,472
GO:0051246 Regulation of protein metabolic process BP 66 24 1,609
  1. Three of these categories (marked with asterisks) have genes significantly shorter than average length (Mann-Whitney P-value < 0.05). BP, biological process; CC, cellular component; MF, molecular function.