Difference between KEGG BlastKOALA and Annotate Sequence
0
0
Entering edit mode
6.9 years ago
qiyunzhu ▴ 130

Dear community,

I'm trying to annotate a few new proteomes with putative functions. I tried KEGG. There are "BlastKOALA" and "Annotate Sequence" both listed in their portal, and the two tools produce results in the same format. I noticed that the first-glance differences are that 1) BlastKOALA is much slower, and requires Email verification, 2) BlastKOALA lets you define an NCBI Taxonomy ID, and designate a database, while Annotate Sequence only lets you type genus name.

Given that, I am curious what are their actual differences, and which one should I use, or are there any other recommended options?

Thanks and have a great new week.

Best,

kegg function pathway blast annotate • 2.6k views
ADD COMMENT
0
Entering edit mode

I would guess that "Annotate sequence" option uses a smaller search space therefore is faster. They say it is an interface into BlastKOALA, thus, there should be no difference in the results for the same query/reference.

ADD REPLY
0
Entering edit mode

Thanks! That makes sense.

ADD REPLY

Login before adding your answer.

Traffic: 2770 users visited in the last hour
Help About
FAQ
Access RSS
API
Stats

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

Powered by the version 2.3.6