[Bioperl-l] Blast database sequence retrieval perl script
Hans Rudolf Hotz
hrh at sanger.ac.uk
Tue Apr 8 08:48:32 EDT 2008
or simply use the BLAST indices for the sequence retrieval as well.
All you need to do is adding the "-o" option to the 'formatdb' command for
the BLAST index creation (this will create some extra files). Then you can
use 'fastacmd' (which is also part of the NCBI BLAST package) to retrieve
On Tue, 8 Apr 2008, Heikki Lehvaslaiho wrote:
> Dear Nelson,
> I am cc:ing the bioperl mailing list where all these kind of queries should
> go. More people can help you that way.
> Since you have your own local data set, you need to create an index that
> catalogues you sequences for easy retrieval.
> You need to install bioperl-live first. See for example:
> Then you can follow this HOWTO:
> The other HOWTOs will help you dealing with BioPerl sequence objects that are
> retrieved: http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/HOWTOs.
> On Monday 07 April 2008 14:50:23 Ndegwa, Nelson (IITA-Nairobi) wrote:
>> Dear Prof. Heikki,
>> Hi. We met at the Pathogen Bioinformatics Conference held in Nairobi
>> Kenya in May 2007 at ICIPE. I recall you are a developer of Bioperl and
>> Perl. I have managed to install a local Blast, having just cowpea Contig
>> sequences, about 50,000 in total. This runs fine, as I can perform
>> various queries and get results. However, any good match/hit on the
>> local Blast database is hard to retrieve and the only option seems to go
>> back to that database and search manually for the top hit sequence - an
>> exceedingly manual task. Might you perhaps be having a Perl script I
>> could adopt to my database to help with this task Such that the hits
>> have a hyperlink which can be used to retrieve that specific entry? I
>> have limited knowledge of Perl. Thank you.
>> With Kind Regards,
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