Subject: Fetching particular tags of genbank/genpept features via eutils
Date: Wednesday 25th September 2013 06:00:17 UTC (over 3 years ago)
Dear colleagues, I'm not sure if this list is the right place to ask, but I have a question regarding NCBI eutils. Say, I have lots of CDS's IDs like NP_769305.1 or YP_001638012.1. "Lots" as in "Millions of them" (a metagenomic project). Of course, I want to get something actually meaningful, so I decided to use "product" field of associated protein records. Can I spare fetching complete records, which will easily be gygabytes upon gigabytes of unnecessary data and get at least only "protein" feature of genpept file? -- Alexey Morozov, LIN SB RAS, bioinformatics group. Irkutsk, Russia.