[Drosophila] [Fwd: NCBI blast search]

tlukacs at uci.edu tlukacs at uci.edu
Fri Sep 15 22:28:53 EST 2006

Sorry for posting this one again.
I did it yesterday and received one nice answer offering a solution but I
lost that email due to a mail server error before I could try the
suggested action.
Of course I don't remember to any details.
May I ask that nice person to send me that email again?
Thanks in advance,

---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: NCBI blast search
From:    tlukacs at uci.edu
Date:    Thu, September 14, 2006 9:03 am
To:      dros at net.bio.net

Hi Everyone,

I really am the only guy around here who bothered with the recent move of
NCBI removing the AExxxxx pieces of fly genome sequences from the target
lists of their blast searches???
Those AEs were replaced with the entire chromosome arms which are simply
too big to handle. I couldn't find a single computer around here which
didn't choke by trying to download those enormous files.
The BACs are still there but those are not annotated with genes, CDSs and
so on. I used to work with MacVector which could nicely edit the AE
sequences but would die of course from the new big files (supposed I could
download them).
I tried to complaint to NCBI but they answered that those files were
redundant and led to confusion...
If any of you are equally hampered in doing your work then may I ask you
guys to support my request to NCBI to make those AEs available again?
Maybe if they see that this is not my problem only then they would
consider restoring the previous version.
Thank you,
Tamas Lukacsovich

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