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Old 06-06-2013, 08:30 AM   #2
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Default SRA is the source

Hi SquirrelSeq
The NCBI Short Read Archive has several E. coli and S. cervisiae datasets, e.g.

E. coli

S. cervisiae

They are in the "sra" format (not FASTQ) which makes the file size smaller to download. SRA has a tool that will easily convert the sra format to fastq. Use the install instructions from here. What you need is the "fastq-dump" tool

Sudhir Varma
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