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. This data type can also be imported using the on-the-fly import functionality available in workflows, described in Launching workflows individually and in batches.

For import of other fasta format data, such as reference sequences, please use theStandard Import (Image Next_Folder_16_n_p) as this import format also includes the descriptions. To have a reference in track format, use the Tracks (Image import_tracks_16_d_p) option and set the "Type of file to import" to FASTA.

The dialog for importing data in fasta format is shown in figure 6.14.

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Figure 6.14: 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.