Question: Convert .Maf To .Xmfa Alignment?
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5.9 years ago by
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anin.gregory80 wrote:

Hi I am trying to use the Clonal Origin pipeline ( and because I have so many genomes running progressiveMauve took too long. As a result, I used Mugsy and got a .maf output. For the pipeline, I need a .xmfa output. Does anyone know a way to convert from .maf to .xmfa?

I wanted to use Bioperl Align::IO, but it does not support maf. Suggestions?


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ADD COMMENTlink modified 5.9 years ago by Hamish3.1k • written 5.9 years ago by anin.gregory80
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Hamish3.1k wrote:

According to the BioPerl HOWTO:AlignIO and SimpleAlign document Bio::AlignIO can read (but not write) MAF, and write (and read) XMFA. So since you want to convert from MAF to XFMA it should work.

From a couple of quick Google searches is appears that Mauve has programs for converting between MAF and XMFA as part of the source code (maf2xmfa & xmfa2maf), oddly these do not appear in the binary distribution. See the Mauve developer documentation for details of how to build Mauve from source.

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