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I added a example into the output section, but now I wonder if this is the best place to put it. Maybe it should be under "examples". --Sbassi 01:20, 27 August 2007 (EDT)

Hi, I am a newbie of Biopython. I tested Bio.SeqIO.parse on EMBL formated miRNA.dat from the microRNA Registry. But I got an error. Is the EMBL format supported fully? As:

>>>from Bio import SeqIO
>>>handle = open('/home/liang/Desktop/miRNA.dat','rU')
>>>record_iterator = SeqIO.parse(handle,'embl')
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
 File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/Bio/GenBank/", line 410, in parse_records
   record = self.parse(handle)
 File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/Bio/GenBank/", line 393, in parse
   if self.feed(handle, consumer) :
 File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/Bio/GenBank/", line 360, in feed
   self._feed_first_line(consumer, self.line)
 File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/Bio/GenBank/", line 540, in _feed_first_line
   assert len(fields) == 7
  • Questions like this will probably be answered faster if you post them to the BioPython mail list. --Cjfields 16:03, 23 May 2007 (EDT)

SeqIO.to_dict() - how to specify SeqRecord Alphabet

Hi, nice work with this module!

The to_dict() method creates a dictionary with biopython SeqRecord objects.

record_dict = SeqIO.to_dict(SeqIO.parse(handle, "fasta"))

How can I specify which Alphabet do they must have? By default, they have SingleLetterAlphabet.

Chromosome cneo_JEC21:cn-jec21_chr11:
ID: cneo_JEC21:cn-jec21_chr11
Name: cneo_JEC21:cn-jec21_chr11
Desription: cneo_JEC21:cn-jec21_chr11
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