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Old 04-19-2017, 01:15 PM   #1
quantic
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Default What does 'top=?' mean in a FASTA header?

I pipeline I am working with has a step which says:

echo "Rename OTU sequences. All OTU with 'top=?' regarded as 'Other'"

And then calls a python script that filters all sequences from a FASTA file containing 'top=?' on its header. I am wondering what this does exactly as I can't find any documentation about it. Thanks
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Old 04-24-2017, 10:40 AM   #2
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This is unrelated to fasta headers, and just a quirk of your specific pipeline. If there's no documentation, you'll need to ask the person who wrote the pipeline.
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