Question: How To Use The Biopython Motifs Module To Check Whether A Motif Is Present In My List Of Sequences?
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7.5 years ago by
United States
ericmajinglong120 wrote:

I have a data set with the following:

Accession    Sequence

I want to be able to search this data set to look for the motif XLAK, and output a list containing [Accession(String), Present(Boolean)] pairs. However, the Bio.motifs module doesn't have sufficient information to help me write this out.

Sample code that I have thus far looks as follows:

import Bio.motifs as motifs
motifs = motifs.Motif()

After that line, I get an error saying "Motif object has no attribute 'add_instance'.

We were planning to run over a list of [Accession(String), Sequence(Seq)] pairs and search each Sequence for that motif, and then output a separate list as mentioned above. Can anybody provide a starting point for doing this please?

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 7.5 years ago by Neilfws49k • written 7.5 years ago by ericmajinglong120

May be this might work: from Bio.Motif import Motif
m = Motif()
You have to add the sequence as a Seq object, i.e. from Bio.Seq import Seq
You may have to specify alphabet also from Bio.Alphabet import IUPAC
As per the manual.

ADD REPLYlink written 7.5 years ago by Olivier440
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7.5 years ago by
Sydney, Australia
Neilfws49k wrote:

Error means what it says: add_instance is not a method that you can call on that object. Here's the documentation for Bio.motifs.

Usage of Bio.motifs (available since version 1.61) is described in the Biopython tutorial, including how to create an instance of Motif from a Seq instance.

ADD COMMENTlink written 7.5 years ago by Neilfws49k
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