Question: how to download data from COVID-19 Data Portal
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16 days ago by
2001linana20 wrote:

I was trying to download data following the link Here is what I did. So, I was interested in all the possible genome sequences, and I click the Sequences(27,649) button from the left panel. And then click the empty box in the first row (Accession, Collection Date, Country, Host, Strain, Isolate, Location, Mol. type, Taxonomy) of the table, to select all these sequences. And then click Download selected, and choose FASTA. The file I get is like of size 457KB. I was wondering, is this the correct way to download all the genome sequences ?

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 16 days ago by vmicrobio260 • written 16 days ago by 2001linana20

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ADD REPLYlink written 15 days ago by GenoMax92k
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16 days ago by
vmicrobio260 wrote:


I would use esearch:

esearch -db nucleotide \
        -query "txid2697049 [Organism] \
                AND (complete genome[Title] OR complete chromosome[Title]) \
                AND (contig[Title] OR plasmid[Title])" \
        | efilter -source insd \
        | efetch -format fasta \
        > GenomesCovid.fasta;
ADD COMMENTlink written 16 days ago by vmicrobio260
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