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Function

Search a DNA database for matches with a set of STS primers

Description

stssearch searches one or more DNA sequences with a set of STS primers and reports expected matches. The database to search, the input primer pairs file and an output file for matches are specified. For each pair of primers, it looks for matches between the primers and the query sequence in either orientation. Details of any matches are written to the output file. Only one primer need match for it to be reported.

Usage

Here is a sample session with stssearch


% stssearch 
Search a DNA database for matches with a set of STS primers
Input nucleotide sequence(s): @eclac.list
Primer pairs file: lac.primers
Output file [j01636.stssearch]: 

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Command line arguments

   Standard (Mandatory) qualifiers:
  [-seqall]            seqall     Nucleotide sequence(s) filename and optional
                                  format, or reference (input USA)
  [-infile]            infile     Primer pairs file
  [-outfile]           outfile    [*.stssearch] Output file name

   Additional (Optional) qualifiers: (none)
   Advanced (Unprompted) qualifiers: (none)
   Associated qualifiers:

   "-seqall" associated qualifiers
   -sbegin1            integer    Start of each sequence to be used
   -send1              integer    End of each sequence to be used
   -sreverse1          boolean    Reverse (if DNA)
   -sask1              boolean    Ask for begin/end/reverse
   -snucleotide1       boolean    Sequence is nucleotide
   -sprotein1          boolean    Sequence is protein
   -slower1            boolean    Make lower case
   -supper1            boolean    Make upper case
   -sformat1           string     Input sequence format
   -sdbname1           string     Database name
   -sid1               string     Entryname
   -ufo1               string     UFO features
   -fformat1           string     Features format
   -fopenfile1         string     Features file name

   "-outfile" associated qualifiers
   -odirectory3        string     Output directory

   General qualifiers:
   -auto               boolean    Turn off prompts
   -stdout             boolean    Write first file to standard output
   -filter             boolean    Read first file from standard input, write
                                  first file to standard output
   -options            boolean    Prompt for standard and additional values
   -debug              boolean    Write debug output to program.dbg
   -verbose            boolean    Report some/full command line options
   -help               boolean    Report command line options. More
                                  information on associated and general
                                  qualifiers can be found with -help -verbose
   -warning            boolean    Report warnings
   -error              boolean    Report errors
   -fatal              boolean    Report fatal errors
   -die                boolean    Report dying program messages

Standard (Mandatory) qualifiers Allowed values Default
[-seqall]
(Parameter 1)
Nucleotide sequence(s) filename and optional format, or reference (input USA) Readable sequence(s) Required
[-infile]
(Parameter 2)
Primer pairs file Input file Required
[-outfile]
(Parameter 3)
Output file name Output file <*>.stssearch
Additional (Optional) qualifiers Allowed values Default
(none)
Advanced (Unprompted) qualifiers Allowed values Default
(none)

Input file format

Input files for usage example

File: eclac.list

#Formerly ECLAC
tembl:J01636

#Formerly ECLACA
tembl:X51872

#Formerly ECLACI
tembl:V00294

#Formerly ECLACY
tembl:V00295

#Formerly ECLACZ
tembl:V00296

File: lac.primers

PrimA ACCAGACACCCATCAACAG    TATTTATGCCAGCCAGCCAG
PrimB CGAAAGAATAAGAGCAGGCAAG GTAAGAGAAATAGACAGGCGG
PrimC CGTCAGTATCCCCGTTTACAG  TATCGCCAAAATCACCGCC
PrimD AATACGCAAACCGCCTCTCC   TTATCCGCTCACAATTCCACAC
PrimE AATACGCAAACCGCCTCTCC   CACAACCCGCTCACAATTCCA

The primers file consists of three columns separated by tabs or spaces.

The first column is the name of the primer pair.
The second column is the sequence of the first primer.
The third column is the sequence of the second primer.

Output file format

Output files for usage example

File: j01636.stssearch

J01636: PrimA PrimerA matched at 532
J01636: (rev) PrimA PrimerB matched at 689
J01636: PrimB PrimerA matched at 5743
J01636: (rev) PrimB PrimerB matched at 5942
J01636: PrimC PrimerA matched at 2954
J01636: (rev) PrimC PrimerB matched at 3069
J01636: PrimD PrimerA matched at 1074
J01636: (rev) PrimD PrimerB matched at 1261
J01636: PrimE PrimerA matched at 1074
X51872: PrimB PrimerA matched at 98
X51872: (rev) PrimB PrimerB matched at 297
V00294: PrimA PrimerA matched at 484
V00294: (rev) PrimA PrimerB matched at 641
V00294: PrimD PrimerA matched at 1026
V00294: PrimE PrimerA matched at 1026
V00295: PrimB PrimerA matched at 1439
V00296: PrimC PrimerA matched at 1668
V00296: (rev) PrimC PrimerB matched at 1783

The output file consists of one line per match. This consists of:

Data files

None.

Notes

None.

References

None.

Warnings

None.

Diagnostic Error Messages

None.

Exit status

None.

Known bugs

None.

See also

Program name Description
eprimer3 Picks PCR primers and hybridization oligos
primersearch Search DNA sequences for matches with primer pairs

If you want something that only reports matches of both primer pairs and can find mismatches, use primersearch.

Author(s)

Peter Rice (pmr © ebi.ac.uk)
European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SD, UK

History

Target users

This program is intended to be used by everyone and everything, from naive users to embedded scripts.

Comments

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