2.8. Loading Blast results

In order to load a BLAST xml result file, both the query and the subject records must be previously stored (see below). The current version was tested for loading BLAST analysis on proteins.

2.8.1. Load BLAST subject records

In case you did a BLAST against a multispecies protein database, like NCBI’s nr or Uniprot’s trembl or swissprot, you need to load previously all subject matches before loading the result itself. To do so, use the following command:

python manage.py load_similarity_matches --file blast_result.xml --format blast-xml
  • Loading this file can be faster if you increase the number of threads (–cpu).

2.8.2. Load BLAST

If all queries and subjects are already loaded you can run the following command to load a BLAST xml result:

python manage.py load_similarity --file blast_result.xml --format blast-xml --so_query polypeptide --so_subject protein_match --program diamond --programversion 0.9.24 --organism_query 'Oryza sativa' --organism_subject 'multispecies multispecies'
  • Loading this file can be faster if you increase the number of threads (–cpu).
python manage.py load_similarity --help
–file Blast XML file *
–format blast-xml *
–so_query Query Sequence Ontology term. (eg. assembly, mRNA, polypeptide) *
–so_subject Subject Sequence Ontology term. (eg. protein_match if loading a BLAST result) *
–organism_query Query’s organism name. eg. ‘Oryza sativa’. Cannot be ‘multispecies’ *
–organism_subject Subject’s organism name eg. ‘Oryza sativa’. Put ‘multispecies multispecies’ if using a multispecies database. *
–program Program *
–programversion Program version *
–name Name
–description Description
–algorithm Algorithm
–cpu Number of threads

* required fields

2.8.3. Remove file

If, by any reason, you need to remove a Blast result set you should use the command remove_analysis.

python manage.py remove_analysis --help
  • This command requires the analysis name (Analysis.sourcename)