Hi, some time ago I wrote a script that retrieves complete taxonomic lineage from organism name, using ncbi eutilities. It makes two queries ;
to get the taxonomic id of the organism, then
to get the lineage. This script was working fine until today. Now the first query returns the following error message :
"Search Backend failed: Database is not supported: taxonomy"
(The second query still works fine for now (2013-05-15))
Does someone know whether this is permanent or not? In that case, is there an alternative?