Gviz: Is it possible to plot coding (thick boxes) and non-coding (thin boxes) regions for an UcscTrack?
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  1.  I'm trying to plot coding and non-coding regions via the thinBoxFeature for an UCSC track. So far, I have downloaded the corresponding UCSC Track:

refGenes <- UcscTrack(genome = "hg19", chromosome = "chr1", track = "refGene", from=193028552, to=193060906, trackType = "GeneRegionTrack", rstarts = "exonStarts", rends = "exonEnds", gene = "name", symbol = "name", transcript = "name", strand = "strand", fill = "#8282d2", name = "refGene")

​However, I have not found a solution to define a feature for the download. I have tried the same with downloading a Biomart Track, and that worked:


biomTrack <- BiomartGeneRegionTrack(genome = "hg19", chromosome = "chr1", start = 193019886, end = 193065000, name = "RefSeq") 

feature(biomTrack) [1] "utr5" "utr5" "protein_coding" "utr5" "protein_coding" "utr5" "utr5" [8] "utr5" "protein_coding" "utr5" "utr5" ... 

2. ​In my plot the genes should have two names: the RefSeq gene Symbol (name2) and the UCSC name (name). Is there a smart way to define the names, other than downloading two tables/tracks ("refGene" and "knownGene") and combine them afterwards? 

Thank you in advance, Angela 

R version 3.3.1 (2016-06-21) Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin13.4.0 (64-bit) 
Running under: OS X 10.10.3 (Yosemite) 
locale: [1] de_CH.UTF-8/de_CH.UTF-8/de_CH.UTF-8/C/de_CH.UTF-8/de_CH.UTF-8 

attached base packages: [1] grid parallel stats4 stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base 

other attached packages: [1] GenomicFeatures_1.24.5 AnnotationDbi_1.34.4 Biobase_2.32.0 rtracklayer_1.32.2 Gviz_1.16.1 [6] GenomicRanges_1.24.2 GenomeInfoDb_1.8.3 IRanges_2.6.1 S4Vectors_0.10.2 BiocGenerics_0.18.0 

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