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Function

Write to file a subset of an input stream of sequences

Description

notseq writes to file a subset of an input stream of sequences. The list of sequence names or accession numbers to exclude from output is provided as a string. Optionally, the excluded sequences are also written to file.

Usage

Here is a sample session with notseq

In this case the excluded sequences (myg_phyca and lgb2_luplu) are not saved to any file:


% notseq 
Write to file a subset of an input stream of sequences
Input (gapped) sequence(s): globins.fasta
Sequence names to exclude: myg_phyca,lgb2_luplu
output sequence(s) [hbb_human.fasta]: mydata.seq

Go to the input files for this example
Go to the output files for this example

Example 2

Here is an example where the sequences to be excluded are saved to another file:


% notseq -junkout hb.seq 
Write to file a subset of an input stream of sequences
Input (gapped) sequence(s): globins.fasta
Sequence names to exclude: hb*
output sequence(s) [hbb_human.fasta]: mydata.seq

Go to the output files for this example

Command line arguments

Write to file a subset of an input stream of sequences
Version: EMBOSS:6.5.0.0

   Standard (Mandatory) qualifiers:
  [-sequence]          seqall     (Gapped) sequence(s) filename and optional
                                  format, or reference (input USA)
  [-exclude]           string     Enter a list of sequence names or accession
                                  numbers to exclude from the sequences read
                                  in. The excluded sequences will be written
                                  to the file specified in the 'junkout'
                                  parameter. The remainder will be written out
                                  to the file specified in the 'outseq'
                                  parameter.
                                  The list of sequence names can be separated
                                  by either spaces or commas.
                                  The sequence names can be wildcarded.
                                  The sequence names are case independent.
                                  An example of a list of sequences to be
                                  excluded is:
                                  myseq, hs*, one two three
                                  a file containing a list of sequence names
                                  can be specified by giving the file name
                                  preceeded by a '@', eg: '@names.dat' (Any
                                  string)
  [-outseq]            seqoutall  [.] Sequence set(s)
                                  filename and optional format (output USA)

   Additional (Optional) qualifiers:
   -junkoutseq         seqoutall  [/dev/null] This file collects the sequences
                                  which you have excluded from the main
                                  output file of sequences.

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

   "-sequence" 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
   -scircular1         boolean    Sequence is circular
   -sformat1           string     Input sequence format
   -iquery1            string     Input query fields or ID list
   -ioffset1           integer    Input start position offset
   -sdbname1           string     Database name
   -sid1               string     Entryname
   -ufo1               string     UFO features
   -fformat1           string     Features format
   -fopenfile1         string     Features file name

   "-outseq" associated qualifiers
   -osformat3          string     Output seq format
   -osextension3       string     File name extension
   -osname3            string     Base file name
   -osdirectory3       string     Output directory
   -osdbname3          string     Database name to add
   -ossingle3          boolean    Separate file for each entry
   -oufo3              string     UFO features
   -offormat3          string     Features format
   -ofname3            string     Features file name
   -ofdirectory3       string     Output directory

   "-junkoutseq" associated qualifiers
   -osformat           string     Output seq format
   -osextension        string     File name extension
   -osname             string     Base file name
   -osdirectory        string     Output directory
   -osdbname           string     Database name to add
   -ossingle           boolean    Separate file for each entry
   -oufo               string     UFO features
   -offormat           string     Features format
   -ofname             string     Features file name
   -ofdirectory        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 and exit. 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
   -version            boolean    Report version number and exit

Qualifier Type Description Allowed values Default
Standard (Mandatory) qualifiers
[-sequence]
(Parameter 1)
seqall (Gapped) sequence(s) filename and optional format, or reference (input USA) Readable sequence(s) Required
[-exclude]
(Parameter 2)
string Enter a list of sequence names or accession numbers to exclude from the sequences read in. The excluded sequences will be written to the file specified in the 'junkout' parameter. The remainder will be written out to the file specified in the 'outseq' parameter. The list of sequence names can be separated by either spaces or commas. The sequence names can be wildcarded. The sequence names are case independent. An example of a list of sequences to be excluded is: myseq, hs*, one two three a file containing a list of sequence names can be specified by giving the file name preceeded by a '@', eg: '@names.dat' Any string  
[-outseq]
(Parameter 3)
seqoutall Sequence set(s) filename and optional format (output USA) Writeable sequence(s) <*>.format
Additional (Optional) qualifiers
-junkoutseq seqoutall This file collects the sequences which you have excluded from the main output file of sequences. Writeable sequence(s) /dev/null
Advanced (Unprompted) qualifiers
(none)
Associated qualifiers
"-sequence" associated seqall qualifiers
-sbegin1
-sbegin_sequence
integer Start of each sequence to be used Any integer value 0
-send1
-send_sequence
integer End of each sequence to be used Any integer value 0
-sreverse1
-sreverse_sequence
boolean Reverse (if DNA) Boolean value Yes/No N
-sask1
-sask_sequence
boolean Ask for begin/end/reverse Boolean value Yes/No N
-snucleotide1
-snucleotide_sequence
boolean Sequence is nucleotide Boolean value Yes/No N
-sprotein1
-sprotein_sequence
boolean Sequence is protein Boolean value Yes/No N
-slower1
-slower_sequence
boolean Make lower case Boolean value Yes/No N
-supper1
-supper_sequence
boolean Make upper case Boolean value Yes/No N
-scircular1
-scircular_sequence
boolean Sequence is circular Boolean value Yes/No N
-sformat1
-sformat_sequence
string Input sequence format Any string  
-iquery1
-iquery_sequence
string Input query fields or ID list Any string  
-ioffset1
-ioffset_sequence
integer Input start position offset Any integer value 0
-sdbname1
-sdbname_sequence
string Database name Any string  
-sid1
-sid_sequence
string Entryname Any string  
-ufo1
-ufo_sequence
string UFO features Any string  
-fformat1
-fformat_sequence
string Features format Any string  
-fopenfile1
-fopenfile_sequence
string Features file name Any string  
"-outseq" associated seqoutall qualifiers
-osformat3
-osformat_outseq
string Output seq format Any string  
-osextension3
-osextension_outseq
string File name extension Any string  
-osname3
-osname_outseq
string Base file name Any string  
-osdirectory3
-osdirectory_outseq
string Output directory Any string  
-osdbname3
-osdbname_outseq
string Database name to add Any string  
-ossingle3
-ossingle_outseq
boolean Separate file for each entry Boolean value Yes/No N
-oufo3
-oufo_outseq
string UFO features Any string  
-offormat3
-offormat_outseq
string Features format Any string  
-ofname3
-ofname_outseq
string Features file name Any string  
-ofdirectory3
-ofdirectory_outseq
string Output directory Any string  
"-junkoutseq" associated seqoutall qualifiers
-osformat string Output seq format Any string  
-osextension string File name extension Any string  
-osname string Base file name Any string  
-osdirectory string Output directory Any string  
-osdbname string Database name to add Any string  
-ossingle boolean Separate file for each entry Boolean value Yes/No N
-oufo string UFO features Any string  
-offormat string Features format Any string  
-ofname string Features file name Any string  
-ofdirectory string Output directory Any string  
General qualifiers
-auto boolean Turn off prompts Boolean value Yes/No N
-stdout boolean Write first file to standard output Boolean value Yes/No N
-filter boolean Read first file from standard input, write first file to standard output Boolean value Yes/No N
-options boolean Prompt for standard and additional values Boolean value Yes/No N
-debug boolean Write debug output to program.dbg Boolean value Yes/No N
-verbose boolean Report some/full command line options Boolean value Yes/No Y
-help boolean Report command line options and exit. More information on associated and general qualifiers can be found with -help -verbose Boolean value Yes/No N
-warning boolean Report warnings Boolean value Yes/No Y
-error boolean Report errors Boolean value Yes/No Y
-fatal boolean Report fatal errors Boolean value Yes/No Y
-die boolean Report dying program messages Boolean value Yes/No Y
-version boolean Report version number and exit Boolean value Yes/No N

Input file format

notseq reads one or more nucleotide or protein sequences.

The input is a standard EMBOSS sequence query (also known as a 'USA').

Major sequence database sources defined as standard in EMBOSS installations include srs:embl, srs:uniprot and ensembl

Data can also be read from sequence output in any supported format written by an EMBOSS or third-party application.

The input format can be specified by using the command-line qualifier -sformat xxx, where 'xxx' is replaced by the name of the required format. The available format names are: gff (gff3), gff2, embl (em), genbank (gb, refseq), ddbj, refseqp, pir (nbrf), swissprot (swiss, sw), dasgff and debug.

See: http://emboss.sf.net/docs/themes/SequenceFormats.html for further information on sequence formats.

Input files for usage example

File: globins.fasta

>HBB_HUMAN Sw:Hbb_Human => HBB_HUMAN
VHLTPEEKSAVTALWGKVNVDEVGGEALGRLLVVYPWTQRFFESFGDLSTPDAVMGNPKV
KAHGKKVLGAFSDGLAHLDNLKGTFATLSELHCDKLHVDPENFRLLGNVLVCVLAHHFGK
EFTPPVQAAYQKVVAGVANALAHKYH
>HBB_HORSE Sw:Hbb_Horse => HBB_HORSE
VQLSGEEKAAVLALWDKVNEEEVGGEALGRLLVVYPWTQRFFDSFGDLSNPGAVMGNPKV
KAHGKKVLHSFGEGVHHLDNLKGTFAALSELHCDKLHVDPENFRLLGNVLVVVLARHFGK
DFTPELQASYQKVVAGVANALAHKYH
>HBA_HUMAN Sw:Hba_Human => HBA_HUMAN
VLSPADKTNVKAAWGKVGAHAGEYGAEALERMFLSFPTTKTYFPHFDLSHGSAQVKGHGK
KVADALTNAVAHVDDMPNALSALSDLHAHKLRVDPVNFKLLSHCLLVTLAAHLPAEFTPA
VHASLDKFLASVSTVLTSKYR
>HBA_HORSE Sw:Hba_Horse => HBA_HORSE
VLSAADKTNVKAAWSKVGGHAGEYGAEALERMFLGFPTTKTYFPHFDLSHGSAQVKAHGK
KVGDALTLAVGHLDDLPGALSNLSDLHAHKLRVDPVNFKLLSHCLLSTLAVHLPNDFTPA
VHASLDKFLSSVSTVLTSKYR
>MYG_PHYCA Sw:Myg_Phyca => MYG_PHYCA
VLSEGEWQLVLHVWAKVEADVAGHGQDILIRLFKSHPETLEKFDRFKHLKTEAEMKASED
LKKHGVTVLTALGAILKKKGHHEAELKPLAQSHATKHKIPIKYLEFISEAIIHVLHSRHP
GDFGADAQGAMNKALELFRKDIAAKYKELGYQG
>GLB5_PETMA Sw:Glb5_Petma => GLB5_PETMA
PIVDTGSVAPLSAAEKTKIRSAWAPVYSTYETSGVDILVKFFTSTPAAQEFFPKFKGLTT
ADQLKKSADVRWHAERIINAVNDAVASMDDTEKMSMKLRDLSGKHAKSFQVDPQYFKVLA
AVIADTVAAGDAGFEKLMSMICILLRSAY
>LGB2_LUPLU Sw:Lgb2_Luplu => LGB2_LUPLU
GALTESQAALVKSSWEEFNANIPKHTHRFFILVLEIAPAAKDLFSFLKGTSEVPQNNPEL
QAHAGKVFKLVYEAAIQLQVTGVVVTDATLKNLGSVHVSKGVADAHFPVVKEAILKTIKE
VVGAKWSEELNSAWTIAYDELAIVIKKEMNDAA

The names (or accession numbers) of the sequences to be excluded can be entered as a file of such names by specifying an '@' followed by the name of the file containing the sequence names. For example: '@names.dat'.

The names or accession numbers of the sequences to be excluded are not standard EMBOSS USAs. Only the ID name or accession number can be specified, you cannot specify the sequences as 'database:ID', 'file:accession', 'format::file', etc.

Output file format

The output is a standard EMBOSS sequence file.

The results can be output in one of several styles by using the command-line qualifier -osformat xxx, where 'xxx' is replaced by the name of the required format. The available format names are: embl, genbank, gff, pir, swiss, dasgff, debug, listfile, dbmotif, diffseq, excel, feattable, motif, nametable, regions, seqtable, simple, srs, table, tagseq.

See: http://emboss.sf.net/docs/themes/SequenceFormats.html for further information on sequence formats.

Output files for usage example

File: mydata.seq

>HBB_HUMAN Sw:Hbb_Human => HBB_HUMAN
VHLTPEEKSAVTALWGKVNVDEVGGEALGRLLVVYPWTQRFFESFGDLSTPDAVMGNPKV
KAHGKKVLGAFSDGLAHLDNLKGTFATLSELHCDKLHVDPENFRLLGNVLVCVLAHHFGK
EFTPPVQAAYQKVVAGVANALAHKYH
>HBB_HORSE Sw:Hbb_Horse => HBB_HORSE
VQLSGEEKAAVLALWDKVNEEEVGGEALGRLLVVYPWTQRFFDSFGDLSNPGAVMGNPKV
KAHGKKVLHSFGEGVHHLDNLKGTFAALSELHCDKLHVDPENFRLLGNVLVVVLARHFGK
DFTPELQASYQKVVAGVANALAHKYH
>HBA_HUMAN Sw:Hba_Human => HBA_HUMAN
VLSPADKTNVKAAWGKVGAHAGEYGAEALERMFLSFPTTKTYFPHFDLSHGSAQVKGHGK
KVADALTNAVAHVDDMPNALSALSDLHAHKLRVDPVNFKLLSHCLLVTLAAHLPAEFTPA
VHASLDKFLASVSTVLTSKYR
>HBA_HORSE Sw:Hba_Horse => HBA_HORSE
VLSAADKTNVKAAWSKVGGHAGEYGAEALERMFLGFPTTKTYFPHFDLSHGSAQVKAHGK
KVGDALTLAVGHLDDLPGALSNLSDLHAHKLRVDPVNFKLLSHCLLSTLAVHLPNDFTPA
VHASLDKFLSSVSTVLTSKYR
>GLB5_PETMA Sw:Glb5_Petma => GLB5_PETMA
PIVDTGSVAPLSAAEKTKIRSAWAPVYSTYETSGVDILVKFFTSTPAAQEFFPKFKGLTT
ADQLKKSADVRWHAERIINAVNDAVASMDDTEKMSMKLRDLSGKHAKSFQVDPQYFKVLA
AVIADTVAAGDAGFEKLMSMICILLRSAY

Output files for usage example 2

File: mydata.seq

>MYG_PHYCA Sw:Myg_Phyca => MYG_PHYCA
VLSEGEWQLVLHVWAKVEADVAGHGQDILIRLFKSHPETLEKFDRFKHLKTEAEMKASED
LKKHGVTVLTALGAILKKKGHHEAELKPLAQSHATKHKIPIKYLEFISEAIIHVLHSRHP
GDFGADAQGAMNKALELFRKDIAAKYKELGYQG
>GLB5_PETMA Sw:Glb5_Petma => GLB5_PETMA
PIVDTGSVAPLSAAEKTKIRSAWAPVYSTYETSGVDILVKFFTSTPAAQEFFPKFKGLTT
ADQLKKSADVRWHAERIINAVNDAVASMDDTEKMSMKLRDLSGKHAKSFQVDPQYFKVLA
AVIADTVAAGDAGFEKLMSMICILLRSAY
>LGB2_LUPLU Sw:Lgb2_Luplu => LGB2_LUPLU
GALTESQAALVKSSWEEFNANIPKHTHRFFILVLEIAPAAKDLFSFLKGTSEVPQNNPEL
QAHAGKVFKLVYEAAIQLQVTGVVVTDATLKNLGSVHVSKGVADAHFPVVKEAILKTIKE
VVGAKWSEELNSAWTIAYDELAIVIKKEMNDAA

File: hb.seq

>HBB_HUMAN Sw:Hbb_Human => HBB_HUMAN
VHLTPEEKSAVTALWGKVNVDEVGGEALGRLLVVYPWTQRFFESFGDLSTPDAVMGNPKV
KAHGKKVLGAFSDGLAHLDNLKGTFATLSELHCDKLHVDPENFRLLGNVLVCVLAHHFGK
EFTPPVQAAYQKVVAGVANALAHKYH
>HBB_HORSE Sw:Hbb_Horse => HBB_HORSE
VQLSGEEKAAVLALWDKVNEEEVGGEALGRLLVVYPWTQRFFDSFGDLSNPGAVMGNPKV
KAHGKKVLHSFGEGVHHLDNLKGTFAALSELHCDKLHVDPENFRLLGNVLVVVLARHFGK
DFTPELQASYQKVVAGVANALAHKYH
>HBA_HUMAN Sw:Hba_Human => HBA_HUMAN
VLSPADKTNVKAAWGKVGAHAGEYGAEALERMFLSFPTTKTYFPHFDLSHGSAQVKGHGK
KVADALTNAVAHVDDMPNALSALSDLHAHKLRVDPVNFKLLSHCLLVTLAAHLPAEFTPA
VHASLDKFLASVSTVLTSKYR
>HBA_HORSE Sw:Hba_Horse => HBA_HORSE
VLSAADKTNVKAAWSKVGGHAGEYGAEALERMFLGFPTTKTYFPHFDLSHGSAQVKAHGK
KVGDALTLAVGHLDDLPGALSNLSDLHAHKLRVDPVNFKLLSHCLLSTLAVHLPNDFTPA
VHASLDKFLSSVSTVLTSKYR

Data files

None.

Notes

notseq was written for the case where a file containing several sequences was being used as a small database, but some of the sequences were no longer required. notseq splits the input sequences into those that you wish to keep and those you wish to exclude.

Wildcarded names and accession numbers may be specified in the input string by using *.

The names (or accession numbers) of the sequences to be excluded can be entered as a file of such names by specifying an @ followed by the name of the file containing the sequence names. For example: @names.dat.

References

None.

Warnings

The input string does not support the full USA syntax; only the name or accession number should be specified, not the database or file that these entries may occur in.

Diagnostic Error Messages

If no matches are found to any of the specified sequence names, the message "This is a warning: No matches found." is displayed.

Exit status

It exits with a status of 0 unless no matches are found to any of the input sequences name, in which case it exits with a status of -1.

Known bugs

None.

See also

Program name Description
aligncopy Read and write alignments
aligncopypair Read and write pairs from alignments
biosed Replace or delete sequence sections
codcopy Copy and reformat a codon usage table
cutseq Remove a section from a sequence
degapseq Remove non-alphabetic (e.g. gap) characters from sequences
descseq Alter the name or description of a sequence
entret Retrieve sequence entries from flatfile databases and files
extractalign Extract regions from a sequence alignment
extractfeat Extract features from sequence(s)
extractseq Extract regions from a sequence
featcopy Read and write a feature table
featmerge Merge two overlapping feature tables
featreport Read and write a feature table
feattext Return a feature table original text
listor Write a list file of the logical OR of two sets of sequences
makenucseq Create random nucleotide sequences
makeprotseq Create random protein sequences
maskambignuc Mask all ambiguity characters in nucleotide sequences with N
maskambigprot Mask all ambiguity characters in protein sequences with X
maskfeat Write a sequence with masked features
maskseq Write a sequence with masked regions
newseq Create a sequence file from a typed-in sequence
nohtml Remove mark-up (e.g. HTML tags) from an ASCII text file
noreturn Remove carriage return from ASCII files
nospace Remove whitespace from an ASCII text file
notab Replace tabs with spaces in an ASCII text file
nthseq Write to file a single sequence from an input stream of sequences
nthseqset Read and write (return) one set of sequences from many
pasteseq Insert one sequence into another
revseq Reverse and complement a nucleotide sequence
seqcount Read and count sequences
seqret Read and write (return) sequences
seqretsetall Read and write (return) many sets of sequences
seqretsplit Read sequences and write them to individual files
sizeseq Sort sequences by size
skipredundant Remove redundant sequences from an input set
skipseq Read and write (return) sequences, skipping first few
splitsource Split sequence(s) into original source sequences
splitter Split sequence(s) into smaller sequences
trimest Remove poly-A tails from nucleotide sequences
trimseq Remove unwanted characters from start and end of sequence(s)
trimspace Remove extra whitespace from an ASCII text file
union Concatenate multiple sequences into a single sequence
vectorstrip Remove vectors from the ends of nucleotide sequence(s)
yank Add a sequence reference (a full USA) to a list file

Author(s)

Gary Williams formerly at:
MRC Rosalind Franklin Centre for Genomics Research Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SB, UK

Please report all bugs to the EMBOSS bug team (emboss-bug © emboss.open-bio.org) not to the original author.

History

Written (9 Jan 2001) - Gary Williams

Added ability to specify names to exclude as a list file (June 2002) - Gary Williams

Target users

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

Comments

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