Question: (Closed) remove repeating sequences from multifasta file.
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17 months ago by
savscosta0 wrote:


im working with a database that contain some fasta files with my interest genes. But some FASTA files have sequences with different IDs with the same sequence.

So, i want to remove duplicate sequences based on the nucleotide sequence for make a nonredundant database

How i can do this?


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ADD COMMENTlink written 17 months ago by savscosta0

You are not very specific. One thing that is important to know here is how many sequences we are talking about. If it's say 500 then that probably fits in your computer's memory and we can eliminate these duplicates reasonably straight forward.

But if you are talking about millions of sequences then we need to come up with a more sophisticated strategy.

If two records with the same sequence are found, does it matter which one is deleted and which one is kept?

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