[Bioperl-l] Taxonomy hierarchy extraction

aaron.j.mackey at gsk.com aaron.j.mackey at gsk.com
Mon Jun 18 02:35:42 UTC 2007

To do so efficiently, you might want to check out:



bioperl-l-bounces at lists.open-bio.org wrote on 06/16/2007 02:21:38 PM:

> George Heller wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I am looking at extracting the taxonomy hierarchy for some taxon ids.
> > What I plan to do is, for a given taxon id, say 33090, I want to
> > extract all taxon ids that are children of this species. I do not
> > just want the immediate children, but the children's children and so
> > on.
> > 
> > Any ideas on the way I can go about doing this?
> Well, you'll use Bio::DB::Taxonomy presumably, and each_Descendent in
> some kind of looping structure. Most easily a recursing sub.
> If you happen to code up something neat and efficient, why not share it 
> with us and we could add it to the Taxonomy module(s).
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