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Tool that can sort NCBI taxonomy ids based on phylogeny

I have a set of NCBI txids (of varying ranks) that I want to sort in some way (e.g. a table or a tree, the way it is sorted isn't super important), based on the current NCBI data for phylogenetic ...
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How do you search for new enzymes that are more stable for handling, immobilization?

Noob here. I get that I should deduce what characteristics the ideal new enzyme should meet, and then use tools such as PDB and blast to compare to the old enzymes, and use other tools such as pymol, ...
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How to get a FASTA format file with the DNA sequences of all annotated genes?

I am analysing Pyrococcus Furiosus DNA sequencing data by considering data published here in NCBI. When I click on "Send to">"Gene Features">"FASTA format" I ...
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dbSNP GRch37 Download

I am still new to this. I am trying to download the GRch37 dbSNP data from the NCBI dbSNP Browser using the "Send to:" button. But whenever I select "Send to:" > "File"...
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Retrieval of metadata of a batch of 3953 sequence data from GISAID database

Can we retrieve metadata (such as date of collection of sequence data, location, etc.) for a batch of 3953 GISAID accessions from the GISAID database? I am not very comfortable with GISAID. I am more ...
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Downloading PSSM file from NCBI PSI-Blast results after the UI update

It used to be easy to download off a results page of a PSI-Blast from NCBI the PSSM (scorematrix). Now I cannot seem to find an asn file that is a scorematrix —<...
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How to identify the DNA sequence of a gene in the complete genome sequence FASTA format file?

I need to identify the sequence of a gene in the complete genome sequence . I thought it was simple, instead it is not a straightforward task ! My method was the following: I downloaded the FASTA ...
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Programmatically retrieve Metadata from SRA Run Selector

I previously asked a question about how to retrieve the Accession List associated with a SRA project. The answer was: ...
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How to interpret complete genome sequence in NCBI

I have a very basic and quick question: does the complete sequence of nucleotides of an organism (for example this one that I am considering in my homework of Pyrococcus Fuoriosus) reported in NCBI ...
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Long-form gene summary

The following (thx to these answers) retrieves the info, in particular a long summary (such as "The membrane-associated protein encoded by this gene is a member of the superfamily of ATP-binding ...
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Convert genbank file into tbl file [closed]

I want to submit some phage sequences to NCBI. So I want to transform a genbank file into a tbl file. Can someone help me please? Thanks
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Convert .smp from CDD into HMM file [closed]

Is there a method or tool to convert a .smp file from CDD (Protein Domain File) into a HMM file? I downloaded the CDD files from the FTP site and am more familiar with domain searching with the HMMer ...
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Using Entrez.efetch() to retrive .fasta file from any NCBI database?

I tried to use these python codes to retrieve a .fasta file from gene database, but the output were the parameters of the report ...
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Timeout when downloading the ncbi nr blast database

I am experiencing timeout problems when downloading the NCBI nr preformatted blast database using the update_blastdb script (version 504861). I run the script with the following paramters ...
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Is there a way to know whether the genome in the NCBI genome database is from type strain?

Is there a method to check whether 1000 genomes downloaded from the NCBI genome database are from type strains? Best regards, Yanpeng Chen
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How to obtain NCBI Nucleotide (Entrez) IDs for all E coli sequences?

I would like to gather a list of ALL E coli NCBI (Entrez/Nucleotide) IDs so that I can download fna and faa files, through a function like this: ...
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How to read E-value annotation on NCBI BLAST?

i am a bit confused how to read the current E value annotation on NCBI BLAST results. I looked into the matter but could not find an factual answer . What i understood so far: E -values are the ...
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Getting Unique Identifier List for GEO Datasets NCBI

AIM: Download "Unique Identifier List" for the following query from GEO DataSets. Query: ("Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing"[DataSet Type] AND ("Homo sapiens&...
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How to search for high coverage SRA entries

The Question I want to find high coverage SRA entries, e.g., above 100x. I guess the best way is to use https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sra with an appropriate search term. I don't mind if the search ...
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What does the 'suppressed' folder mean on the NCBI ftp genomes website?

I wish to understand the term suppressed in folder nomenclature on the NCBI ftp genomes website? Example: here ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomes/refseq/bacteria/...
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How to deal with the mismatches between gene names obtained from different sources?

For most of the time, I rely on gene ids to combine different datasets. However, in some instances, I have to combine datasets based on gene names. Then, if I don't know the source of gene names in ...
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Mapping protein refseq to Gene ID

I have a protein refseq (eg, NP_000029). How can I get the corresponding gene ID (ag, APC) from NCBI using an R package?
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How to find all WGS assemblies accessions of a species

Some background Similar to the OP of https://www.biostars.org/p/377840/, I would like to programmatically BLAST a sequence to a local database of all WGS assemblies. Since this isn't feasible for the ...
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Get list of urls of GSM data set of a GSE set

I have this GSE dataset ( GSE104279 ) (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/query/acc.cgi?acc=GSE104279). I want to make a table with set IDs and ftp urls to use it as a table in galaxy.org I know that we ...
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Error while using E-utilities on slurm HPC

I keep getting the error while using E-utilities on Slurm HPC, could you suggest how I can resolve it? SCRIPT: ...
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Does NCBI's blast API block my IP?

I am trying to run a blatn command from both my laptop and within a google colab notebook. I am not sure why, but this command runs properly once and then, on the ...
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Extracting all information about a sample when using xtract from e-utilities

I would like to extract all information about each SAMPLE after running the following query (run the query and add a ...
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How to retrieve the DNA sequence from a particular species and region through command line?

I am new to working with the NCBI database so I am not sure how trivial this question is. I wanted to get DNA sequence of a specific version of the Xenopus tropicalis genome of a specific region (ie 1-...
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How to extract metadata from NCBI's experiment?

I want to extract metadata from experiment SRX1596422. I have sratoolkit and Entrex direct but not sure what line of code to use. Here's the link for the experiment: experiment SRX1596422
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Too many requests error when querying NCBI

I keep getting a "too many requests error" when querying the NCBI SRA database, even though I'm running less than 10 requests per second, and I have an API key, which supposedly should allow ...
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Programmatically retrieve Accession List from NCBI

I would like to programmatically retrieve the file "Accession List" from an NCBI page. I'm running firefox, so I'm clicking the file and clicking Ctrl + <...
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e-utils api: get chromosome position for each snp on a gene

So I have the following e-utils api-link: https://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/elink.fcgi?dbfrom=gene&db=snp&id=5726&retmode=json it returns all the SNP-ids for the gene with ...
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BWA: Detecting Variation between Reference Genome and Short-Read Sequences

I need to identify all loci in the short-read sequence at which the number of microsatellite repeats (i.e. number of copies of "AA," "GTC," etc.) differ from the reference genome, ...
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How can I obtain a list of all NCBI gene ID's along with their full name, symbol, and also known as symbols?

I would like to do two things: (1) Obtain a list of all NCBI (Entrez) gene ID's. (2) Obtain the "Official Symbol", "Official Full Name", and "Also known as" fields from ...
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Generating taxonomic hierarchy by species/genus name

I am attempting to create a reference library of DNA plant barcodes in the ITS2 barcode region for plants from a specific region (Panama). I downloaded all the sequences for plants that resulted in a ...
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Determine if an organism is microbic or unicellular

I am doing some metagenomic analysis of samples which can only contain microbes due to the experimental setup. For this, it would be useful to be able to distinguish whether a specific organism is a ...
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mining DNA barcodes from Genebank/BOLD per location

Is there a method to download all the sequences for a particular geographic region (Panama) for 'DNA barcode' sequences (ITS2, rbcL or trnL). Hopefully, the specimen collection location will include ...
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How do I generate a list of post-synaptic gene markers that will guide me in my search for these markers in intestinal stem cells?

I would like to generate a list of gene markers that represent post-synaptic related genes. I will then use this list to search through single cell sequencing data, in order to assess whether certain ...
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How to query NCBI (Nucleotide database) by a feature qualifier?

I cannot seem to find a way to query nucleotide database (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore) by a specific qualifier of the feature. For example, by /host under the feature "source". For example, ...
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How to (efficiently) search nuccore to retrieve only annotated sequences?

I wish to efficiently search nuccore to retrieve only annotated sequences. By "annotated" I mean that the nuccore entry contains annotation information. An equivalent definition (if I understand ...
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Is there a built-in parser for the textual feature table that Entrez.efetch returns?

Entrez.efetch helpfully gives me the feature table of a nuccore entry. If I understand correctly, efetch can only return the ...
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Primer-Blast Custom Database [error]

I'm using Primer-Blast to compare a PCR template against a custom database of reference sequences, using Primer-Blast's Custom database functionality. However whenever I try to upload a FASTA file as ...
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Downloading SRA Files from AWS

I want to download the original BAM files that the authors had uploaded to SRA. Normally, I would just use sam-dump, but the files are having issues that seem ...
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How do I pull singe cell RNA sequencing data from GEO database?

I am new to R and computational biology. I am trying to look through a published data set to check for gene expression for my own project. I am having trouble finding materials to teach me how to ...
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Cannot blast against specific NCBI databases

I am having issues with some prokaryote reference genome databases (exact names : ref_prok_rep_genomes.*), that I downloaded from the NCBI website : https://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/blast/db/. Files in ...
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SRA run data access

Trying to download run data of Run accession SRR2155174. Here's the link: https://trace.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Traces/sra/?run=SRR2155174 Please go to the link and go to the "Data Access" tab. Hereunder ...
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NCBI SRA database sample: control vs test

I was trying to download some data from NCBI SRA (SRA059451). There are 27 samples available for SRA059451. But i am unable to understand which samples are 'control' and 'test' samples. Please help me ...
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Translating a genome sequence into possible frames

I have a sequence below from MYC gene about which I need to translate the sequence in all possible frames AND identify (for each frame) which codons are actually used in MYC ...
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efetch nucleotide -> protein ids

I'm downloading translated viral genomes initially via Blast - which had shortcomings - and now by efetch. What I want to do is obtain a complete list of all ...
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How to download multiple proteomes at once?

I'm looking for a way to download multiple proteomes at once from one clade, as fasta. Probably from the NCBI, because it looks more user-friendly than Ensembl, but Ensembl is okay too. In the best ...