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frn vs. ffn

Postby az » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:15 am

Greetings

I need coding sequences of eukaryotes. NCBI ftp contains both frn and ffn files. Can you, please, tell me, what is the difference, and what format I should use for the analysis (it should be cDNAs only)
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Postby mith » Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:11 pm

there's a readme file in each folder. I suggest you read it.

The files are present in the following formats:

*.asn = ASN.1 file, print form, replaces .prt
*.faa = FASTA Amino Acid file
*.ffn = FASTA nucleotide coding regions file
*.fna = FASTA Nucleic Acid file
*.gbk = GenBank flat file format
*.ptt = Protein Table
*.val = ASN.1 binary format
*.tar.Z = unix tar and compressed files (not all files are compressed),
where all of the above files are present. If you want all
files for a group, all you need is to FTP this one file.
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Re: frn vs. ffn

Postby az » Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:32 pm

Thanks, but FYI, not all directories in NCBI FTP site contain readme file. That was the reason, I asked for advice.
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Postby mith » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:47 pm

my apologies.
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