Curate Silva database- add sequences

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Curate Silva database- add sequences

Post by ashfricker » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:25 am


I am working with an 18S v8-v9 dataset, and am having trouble classifying otus using the SILVA database. The sequences, using the MiSeq SOP defaults and the SILVA taxonomy file do not classify (additionally, using lowest-quality cutoffs, I get unexpected outputs). The sequences from the top 5 OTUs, when searched against the NCBI database, suggest they represent an organism not present in the SILVA taxonomy file.

Is there a way to 'add' sequences to the SILVA align and taxonomy files (and if so, what would be required for adding sequences)?

Thank you in advance!

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Re: Curate Silva database- add sequences

Post by pschloss » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:29 am

If you look at the format of the silva files you should be able to see what you need to add. I would suggest pulling the sequence from the silva website since they'll have the same alignment and classification structure.


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