On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 11:41 PM, Sarah Hicks <garlicsc...@gmail.com> wrote: > Peter, you requested an example, here are the first five hits for my > first query sequence (OTU#0) > > 0 324034994 527 93.23 266 13 5 1 265 > 22 283 7e-102 379.0 > 0 56181650 513 93.26 267 10 8 1 265 > 25 285 7e-102 379.0 > 0 314913953 582 91.79 268 13 9 1 265 > 24 285 2e-92 347.0 > 0 305670062 281 92.52 254 14 5 4 256 > 32 281 2e-92 347.0 > 0 310814066 1180 91.73 266 14 7 1 265 > 24 282 9e-92 345.0 > > You will notice there are 13 columns, one in addition to the 12 column > titles you explained. This is because there is a column between sseqID > and pident.
I see now - the megablast_wrapper.py calls megablast (from the old legacy NCBI blast suite) which does indeed produce 12 column tabular output. But the wrapper script then edits the output: It appears to be splitting column 2 in two at the underscore intended to give the match ID and the length. This puzzles me but I haven't used the legacy BLAST tabular output for a while. On BLAST+ you can ask for the query or subject length explicitly as their own columns so we don't have this problem. The megablast_wrapper.py also re-formats the floating point score in the last column, apparently the NCBI style could cause problems with the Galaxy filter tool. > In the metagenomic tutorial the first 4 columns are > explained, and column 3 is described as length of sequence in database > (or length of the subject sequence). > > This is the problem column. The length of only one of the subject GI > numbers above match the subject length in NCBI. This has caused me to > wonder if I can trust the hit info. In all cases that I've checked, > when this happens the correct match is the listed GI value minus 1 > (ie, in NCBI, gi|324034994 is not 527nt long, but 324034993 IS 527nt > long). That is strange. Peter ___________________________________________________________ The Galaxy User list should be used for the discussion of Galaxy analysis and other features on the public server at usegalaxy.org. Please keep all replies on the list by using "reply all" in your mail client. For discussion of local Galaxy instances and the Galaxy source code, please use the Galaxy Development list: http://lists.bx.psu.edu/listinfo/galaxy-dev To manage your subscriptions to this and other Galaxy lists, please use the interface at: http://lists.bx.psu.edu/