[BiO BB] Genbank file conversion to GCG format

Peter Rice pmr at ebi.ac.uk
Fri Jul 20 03:48:18 EDT 2007

Vered Caspi wrote:
> Hello,
> I am looking for a free software (unix) for mass conversion of GenBank files to GCG format.
> If any one has experience with that, I will be happy to learn.

Assuming you mean GCG sequence files (not a GCG sequence database):

EMBOSS can convert many sequence formats, including Genbank and GCG, 
using the program "seqret".

Just one warning ... you need the -ossingle option on the command line 
to write each sequence to a separate file (or process one Genbank 
sequence at a time if they are already in separate files). EMBOSS can 
read GCG files with more than one sequence but other applications may 
assume only one sequence per file.


Peter Rice

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