Forgive any novice mistakes/details overlooked as this is my first post, and I am a student of Bioinformatics.
My question is more theory oriented than asking for help. I am following the Bowtie: Tutorial from JHU and am using a pre-built index as referenced on the tutorial page. My question is that the instructions mention to unzip the <species>.ebwt.zip to successfully install the index. This appears to work and I am able to test this successfully.
If this is the case then why does the zipped package come with a make.sh file? Is this included to download specified chromosomes and create a 'narrow' reference dictionary?
Thank you in advance.