Staden format (again)

Guy Bottu gbottu at
Thu Sep 18 09:32:22 UTC 2003

from : BEN

	Dear friends,
Excuse me if I am beating a dead horse. I took a look at EMBOSS 2.7.1 and I saw 
that Staden and experiment format are still not handled correctly.

Staden format : actually obsolete, the latest version of the Staden package does 
not support it anymore. Staden format is a just the sequence in simple text 
with, optionally, comments  <xxxxx>  at any position in the sequence. When 
EMBOSS reads in "staden" format, it recognizes only a comment at the top of the 
sequence but considers comments inside the sequence as part of the sequence.

Staden experiment format : is used by Staden for assembly. Looks like EMBL 
format, but with a lot of extra fields related to the DNA sequencing, and only  
one sequence per file is allowed, there can be fields below the "//". EMBOSS 
erroneously uses "experiment" as synonym for "staden". You can find more 
information about "experiment" format at

	Guy Bottu

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