[Bioperl-l] Genbank file : bad features (tag) order with /translation

Maxime Déraspe maximilien1er at gmail.com
Sun Aug 14 10:23:39 EDT 2011

I know that Artemis from sanger institute can convert a genbank file
into a sequin tab file. Then you could use that file to submit it to
ncbi with their sequin soft. But I think that the genbank file would be
ok too. 


On Sun, 2011-08-14 at 18:32 +1000, Torsten Seemann wrote:
> > I currently use BioPerl and SeqIO::genbank to create the *gbf files for NCBI submission, they've always accepted them. In fact I think they don't even use them, I believe they use the *tbl, *fsa, and *agp files and the ASN file as data sources.
> I'm pretty sure that NCBI/Genbank do *not* accept Genbank files for
> submission - which I found somewhat ironic!
> They require an ASN1 formatted file (XML-like hierarchial format,
> pre-dates XML), which is sometimes given a .sqn extenison if you use
> the Sequin GUI to prepare it. There are command line tools like
> "tbl2asn" which will take the .tbl and .fsa files Brian has listed to
> produce the ASN file too.
> As far as I know, there is no NCBI tools to take a .gbk and produce
> the .tbl/.fsa/.agp - does anyone know otherwise?

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