Fasta read files

The Fasta importer is designed for high volumes of read data such as high-throughput sequencing data (NGS reads). When using this import option the read names can be included but the descriptions from the fasta files are ignored. For import of other fasta format data, such as reference sequences, please use the (Image Next_Folder_16_n_p)Standard Import, described in Import bioinformatics data as this import format also includes the descriptions.

The dialog for importing data in fasta format is shown in figure 6.10.

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Figure 6.10: Importing data in fasta format.

Compressed data in gzip format is also supported (.gz).

The General options to the left are:

Click Next to adjust how to handle the results. We recommend choosing Save in order to save the results directly to a folder, since you probably want to save anyway before proceeding with your analysis. There is an option to put the import data into a separate folder. This can be handy for better organizing subsequent analysis results and for batch processing.