Downloading a complete trace archive for a species - (Oct/26/2012 )
Yes, you can. You have to access NCBI FTP site here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/guide/data-software/#downloads_
Can I retrieve a large dataset for a particular organism?
For large datasets, you can formulate a search limited to organism, e.g., pig
Thanks for the answer and sorry for beeing such a noob,
but when i click on "trace archives" its just empty, no species listed as promised:
When I go through the "BLAST->trace archives" sure enough the list of species appear...
I also have to wait about 5s for the folders to appear.
That one was on me
I used Firefox to access the FTP site ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pub/TraceDB/. Organism specific trace files are there.
Try to access the FTP site using a different browser or a FTP client program.
...as a FASTA... is there a way to access the metadata?
I was told from my first source (1.) that the sequences for my species where from an EST analysis. The second source (2.) told me there where not ESTs there, but rather at the EST repository.
Im sticking with (1.) for now, It is a "strange" species so maybe they just "dumped" everything in the Trace archives... :/