Handling of NCBI search results

A list of entries matching the search terms provided is returned. By default, the initial 50 results are returned, with 50 additional results loaded each time the More... button is clicked. This number can be configured in the Workbench Preferences (Preferences).

Five pieces of information are presented for each entry:

The columns to display can be configured in "Show column" tab of right hand, side panel settings.

Select one or more rows of the table and use buttons at the bottom of the view to:

The functions offered by these buttons are also available in the menu that appears if you right-click over selected rows.

Note: The modification date on sequences downloaded can be more recent than those reported in the results table. This depends on the database versions made available for searching at the NCBI.

Downloading and saving sequences can take some time. This process runs in the background, so you can continue working on other tasks. The download process can be seen in the Status bar and it can be stopped, if desired, as described in Processes tab and Status bar.