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Load exon sequences from reference

Load FASTA sequences from Reference and GFF file

Sometimes databases provide the whole genome and the GFF or GTF files but not the exon or CDS FASTA files.With OmicsBox/Blast2GO it is possible to load a Fasta sequences and to extract the exons or the CDS from the genome using the GFF file.

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CloudBlast and CloudIPS finished, but there are still white sequences.

CloudBlast and CloudIPS need Cloud Units to work.If all Cloud Units have been consumed CloudBlast and CloudIPS will stop. Consumption depends on what you are doing. The most costly (in terms of computation time) analysis is definitely to do a blastx against the whole NR with very long sequences. The smaller the database used the less Cloud Units are used. Use the taxonomy

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How to Set Maximum Memory for Blast2GO

OmicsBox/Blast2GO automatically reserves up to 80% of the available system memory (i.e. RAM), which is fine in most cases. However, sometimes and especially on Linux, this can lead to excessive swapping and will slow down Blast2GO. Follow this guide to manually change the maximum amount of memory Blast2GO will be allowed to use.

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How to Change the Temp Folder Location for Blast2GO

OmicsBox/Blast2GO can handle big data, but it needs plenty of free disk space in the systems temporary files folder. If you run into troubles with a shortage of disk space, follow this guide to manually change the location of the folder for Blast2GO temporary files to e.g. another partition.

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Some parts of the application are not working (Show Blast Results, Welcome Part, Create Workflow) running Linux system.

This applies to OmicsBox or Blast2GO 5. You need to install some packages depending on your distribution in order to make some parts work. For Ubuntu/Debian: apt-get install libxss1 libgconf-2-4 For Fedora: yum install libXScrnSaver libXScrnSaver.i686 GConf2 For CentOS: yum install libXScrnSaver GConf2 For more information on Show Blast Results or create Workflows, please have a look at the OmicsBox

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