Method  
format_db 
  
Classpackage   
G::Tools::Mapping;  
  
  
Function  
Runs formatdb on all subject files to create a database 
  
Description  
This program runs formatdb on the files in the specifieddirectory, thus creates a database able to be applied for BLAST.      
  
Requirements  
SubOpt.pm 
 
applications  
blast(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/BLAST/) 
  
data  
none  
  
Parameters  
essential  
first      string   database_directory    The pass of the database directory 
 
option  
none  
  
Returns  
none  
  
Usage  
&format_db(string database_directory);  
  
Input file   
subject files in fasta format 
  
Output file   
database for BLAST  
 
References  
none   
  
Comments  
none  
  
Authors  
This method was written by Hiromi Komai(hiro@g-language.org) at Institute   
  
for Advanced Biosciences Keio Univ.   
  
  
History  
Written 24 July   - Hiromi Komai