[Bioperl-l] Form validating and Bio::Seq objects..

Dave Messina David.Messina at sbc.su.se
Tue Jul 15 07:27:24 EDT 2008


>
> 2)      Is there a definition of the FASTA format anywhere set in stone?


See here:
http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/FASTA_sequence_format

and here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasta_format



> is the initial line/title always between a > and a single newline char?


Yes.



> Can there be white space before the '>' for example.
>

No, although if you'd like to be forgiving, it's easy enough to handle with
$fasta_header_line =~ s/^\s+>/>/;


Dave

Dave


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