Ignore fasta "comments"

It would be helpful if mothur could ignore fasta comments: lines beginning ># in fasta files.

These comments are used by the RDP aligner to include secondary structure annotation, and I sometimes have to use RDP alignments. Of course, I could just delete those lines from my input, but…it would be nice to have mothur do that extra little step!

Thanks for the suggestion. This will be added in mothur 1.8. :smiley: Would you mind sending a file containing the comments to mothur.westcott@gmail.com, so I can see the format?

Granted! http://www.mothur.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=334