align seqs

I am new to Mothur and trying to run the example data set on a PC windows 7. When I use the command “align.seqs(fasta=stability.trim.contigs.good.unique.fasta, reference=silva.v4.fasta)” I only get two out of the three outputs…

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I do not get the flip.accnos file. Any idea why?


It’s probably empty and not actually created.

So what command do I use to create it?

You would only get that file if it thought flipping some of the sequences would help the alignment. Since the file is empty there was no need to flip any of them.

I still can’t get past the accnos file. Here is what the log file is saying:

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mothur > align.seqs(fasta=MarnieSta.trim.contigs.good.unique.fasta, reference=silva.v4.fasta)

Using 1 processors.

Reading in the silva.v4.fasta template sequences… DONE.
It took 65 to read 14956 sequences.
Aligning sequences from MarnieSta.trim.contigs.good.unique.fasta …
It took 8315 secs to align 568960 sequences.

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mothur > remove.seqs(fasta=MarnieSta.trim.contigs.good.unique.align, name=MarnieSta.trim.contigs.good.names, group=MarnieSta.contigs.good.groups)
You have no valid accnos file and accnos is required.
[ERROR]: did not complete remove.seqs.

What do I write in the command line to get it to remove seqs? If i try to skip this step it tells me that I don't have an accnos file. My SOP is slightly different from yours so is that the problem? I will list the next few commands so you can see if they are right. I can't get past this step. I have tried to take out the flip.acnos command but it doesn't help.
  1. mothur > remove.seqs(fasta=MarnieSta.trim.contigs.good.unique.align, name=MarnieSta.trim.contigs.good.names, group=MarnieSta.contigs.good.groups, accnos=MarnieSta.trim.contigs.good.unique.flip.accnos)
    Removed 8 sequences from your name file.
    Removed 8 sequences from your fasta file.
    Removed 8 sequences from your group file.

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10) mothur > count.seqs(name=MarnieSta.trim.contigs.good.pick.names, group=MarnieSta.contigs.good.pick.groups)

Total number of sequences: 351814

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Sorry - but I’m not clear what you’re doing or what’s going wrong…

In the first align.seqs you posted there wasn’t a flip.accnos file created (from the output you sent, at least). And yes, remove.seqs requires an accnos file - those are the sequences that get removed.