Fasta format

Data coming in a standard fasta format can also be imported using the standard Import (Image import), see Import bioinformatics data. However, using the special high-throughput sequencing data import is recommended since the data is imported in a "leaner" format than using the standard import. This also means that all descriptions from the fasta files are ignored (usually there are none anyway for this kind of data).

The dialog for importing data in fasta format is shown in figure 6.9.

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Figure 6.9: 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.