I am trying to convert a long list of NCBI accession numbers from the nt database into taxonomy ID so that I can get lineage information from a large file of 16S blast results. I would just rerun the blast and change the output format, but it took SOOO long to run these blasts on 12 samples. Additionally, I have filtered all of the blast results for the best hit for each read, and then organized all of those best hits into a table of counts for each sample. I would LOVE if I could just take the accession numbers in my table of counts, convert them into Taxon I.D.'s, and then use https://github.com/zyxue/ncbitax2lin to convert the Taxon I.D.s into lineage info. However, I am stuck and I can't figure out how to convert the accession numbers to Taxon I.D.s.
I have tried the ETE toolkit to no avail. Yes, I already looked at Accession number to taxonomy id after blasting but that post didn't help me all that much.
I am really new to this whole bioinformatics thing, and I'm feeling a little lost and could really use the help of some BioStars like yourselves! I am sorry for my ineptness in advance. I appreciate any info or direction that you can lead me in!