cytoBand defines cytogenic bands. This annotation source gives the approximate location of these bands as seen on Giemsa-stained chromosomes. This data was downloaded from the UCSC Genome Browser database (http://genome.ucsc.edu/cgi-bin/hgTables).

The following fields are available for annotation.

vtools show annotation cytoBand -v2
DEBUG: Opening project temp.proj
DEBUG: Loading annotation database cytoBand
DEBUG: Loading annotation database gwasCatalog
Annotation database cytoBand (version hg19_20111216)
Description: Cyto Band
Database type: range
Number of records: 862
Number of distinct ranges: 862
Reference genome hg19: ['chr', 'begin', 'end']

Field:           chr
Type:            chromosome
Missing entries: 0 
Unique Entries:  24

Field:           begin
Type:            integer
Comment:         start position on chromosome
Missing entries: 0 
Unique Entries:  667
Range:           1 - 243700001

Field:           end
Type:            integer
Comment:         end position on chromosome
Missing entries: 0 
Unique Entries:  690
Range:           2200000 - 249250621

Field:           name
Type:            string
Comment:         name of cytogenic band
Missing entries: 0 
Unique Entries:  259

Field:           gieStain
Type:            string
Comment:         giemsa stain results
Missing entries: 0 
Unique Entries:  8