Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New repo: local NCBI taxonomy database

I added some new functionality to the taxonomy repository at Google Code, creating a fork at BitBucket. The existing Python package already makes it possible to create a local database containing the content of the NCBI taxonomy, which can then be queried for names, ranks, and lineages. I added functionality to create a Newick tree from a list of NCBI taxonomy identifiers.