[Biojava-l] .sff support

Charles Imbusch charles at imbusch.net
Thu Feb 25 10:08:38 UTC 2010

Dear Peter,

thanks for your mail. I will try to make use of that index
to speed things up when I have time available.


Peter schrieb:
> I believe ".mft" stands for "Manifest format", and Roche 454 use this
> block to hold both a read index and an XML string (the manifest).
> Immediately after the ".mft1.00" string are two longs which give the
> lengths of the XML string and the actual index data. Then comes
> the XML manifest string, followed by the actual index data (same
> format as Roche's older ".srt" index only block, uses base 256).
> Note the Biopython SFF code has now been merged into our trunk:
> http://github.com/biopython/biopython/blob/master/Bio/SeqIO/SffIO.py

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