[Bioperl-l] Taxonomy hierarchy extraction

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Sat Jun 16 14:21:38 EDT 2007


George Heller wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I am looking at extracting the taxonomy hierarchy for some taxon ids.
> What I plan to do is, for a given taxon id, say 33090, I want to
> extract all taxon ids that are children of this species. I do not
> just want the immediate children, but the children's children and so
> on.
> 
> Any ideas on the way I can go about doing this?

Well, you'll use Bio::DB::Taxonomy presumably, and each_Descendent in
some kind of looping structure. Most easily a recursing sub.

If you happen to code up something neat and efficient, why not share it 
with us and we could add it to the Taxonomy module(s).


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