searching for gene sequences, automated
July 11, 2012 at 12:58 pm #16666
Recently I sequenced 3 pieces of DNA , now its pretty easy to check for similar genes in the ncbi databank: you just enter your sequence and you search… and you repeat this 3 times, since I had 3 genes.. However , what if someone has for example 300 genes to check?
Is their any option to automate this proces?
I am not an expert in bio-informatics and the use of the ncbi database, but I think it should be possible to automate this proces?
Eg: if someone sequences an entirely new genome, I can hardly imagine they manually enter each contig in the website and search for it…
Are their programs out there to automate this?
July 12, 2012 at 1:22 am #111785canalonParticipant
Yes a lot.
If you look in the NCBI bookshelf they will explain you how to program that for yourself, and many if not most DNA analysis package do provide that option.
July 12, 2012 at 11:27 am #111787
Do you have a specific link for it? I can go to the bookshelf, but those are just books, isnt there an online tutorial or something like that?
Or perhaps you know some programs that are easy to use?
July 14, 2012 at 4:07 am #111800canalonParticipant
Geneious is great if you have a few thousand dollars that do not know how to use 🙁
I do not know of any free program doing that, but that is more likely a product of my ignorance.
As for what book in the bookshelf, I do not which one for sure, but it is likely one of those: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books?term=pubmed
July 14, 2012 at 11:53 am #111801
As a student, I do not have thousands of dollars to spend :p
July 15, 2012 at 11:19 am #111816JackBeanParticipant
Even the BLAST @ NCBI web page gives you the opportunity to search with several sequences at once (I’m not aware what’s the limit, maybe 20 or 200 sequences;)
August 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm #112071quote JackBean:
I seem to have overlooked this, where can you find this?
Can I simple add multiple sequences then? How do I seperate them when inserting multiple sequences?
August 12, 2012 at 12:36 pm #112081JackBeanParticipant
yes, just put them in in FASTA format:
>sequence 1 titel
>sequence 2 ID
SEQUENCE2SEQUENCE AND THIS
or inserting simply several NCBI IDs if you have them
August 22, 2012 at 7:40 pm #112145tritonParticipant
you can download ncbi database into your computer, install command line blast and do your search in you computer. You can have as many sequences as your processor tolerate. alternatively you can create an account in BIOPORTAL OSLO and use their cluster for blasting. You can submit milions of sequences in one file.
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