Step 3 - Viewing the hit

The BLAST/BLAT track (the dark red block with sequence in Figure 52) shows us where our query sequence matches the genome, and allows us to compare the hit to any known genes in the region. 
Figure 52. The BLAST hit on a genomic regions


The link from the BLAST result table has taken us to the Location tab, region in detail view. For more about this view, see the section A region in detail in this course.

A red box shows the position of the BLAT/BLAST hit. It matches the 5' exon of the MTAP gene for numerous coding and non-coding transcripts.

NotesThe sequence you are working with is part of the 5' end of the MTAP gene, according to Ensembl!