infoseq db name in fasta file

Peter Rice peter.rice at
Fri Sep 6 14:54:17 UTC 2002

David.Bauer at SCHERING.DE wrote:

> infoseq can read fasta file with a database name in front of the identifier.
>>database:name accession description
> Is there a way to preserve the database name on output?
> In the USA and NAME colums appears only the name and not the database.

Tricky ... The USA is of course the filename for EMBOSS.

If you 'cheat' with -sdb database the USA will be database-id:name

The real problem is that EMBOSS cannot easily know "database" is valid.

Any suggestions for how this could work?


Peter Rice, LION Bioscience Ltd, Cambridge, UK
peter.rice at +44 1223 224723

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