Steven E. Brenner
Wed, 13 Aug 1997 18:14:17 -0700 (PDT)
> Fix it by changing the last two lines of this method as indicated:
> For Fasta-formatted sequences, can the id+description line be >60 char long?
> I've used some quasi-Fasta files where this was the case, but this this
> may not be standard. It might be best for PreSeq to ensure that the
> id+description line is within this limit when outputing in Fasta format.
As you suggest, standard FASTA must have no more than 60 characters of
sequence per line. However, I have never seen any restrictions on the
id+description line length, and more than 60 is very widely used. I
wouldn't worry about the descr line length.