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Select .pal files to Run LocalBlast

How to create a taxonomic mapping file.

Create a taxonomic mapping file to Make Blast Database within OmicsBox OmicsBox allows creating a custom database to run Blast locally. The blast algorithm will run on the user’s computer against a database that is installed locally.In order to do so, we have to either download a pre-formatted NCBI database (see tutorial) or format our own database (see this tutorial

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How to change sequence names coming from Prokaryotic GeneFinding

When running GeneFinding the sequences receive a name with the predicted genes. The first part of the sequence identifier comes from the genome reference sequence name (de-novo assembly) and then a _orfx is appended, where x is a number. Sometimes this name is not useful to proceed with downstream analysis or compare results from other experiments. Is there any way

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Generate Venn Diagram

A Venn Diagram is a graphical representation of sets or groups of elements or IDs in form of circles where common elements/IDs of the sets are represented by the areas of overlap among the circles. In bioinformatics this is a popular graphical representation to compare subsets, for example when running a pairwise differential expression analysis it might be interesting to

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