can someone explain to me in simple english wat non redudant database means?
(in relationship to the ncbi non redudant nucleotide database).
Does it mean that each sequence is just 1 time present in the database? or?
And if so: how does this work when you get your results? I mean: if you get a hit with a known sequence from the database its a hit with just 1 sequence and not the "redudant" ones, but does this mean you will not get the other sequences as hits?
Eg: I blast the sequence AATTGGCCC with the non redudant database and I get a hit with the same sequence in B. cereus , but for example E. coli has the same sequence, will I still know this since the sequences are seen as redudant?
I suppose it will show up ?
thanks in advance.
Edited by lyok, 04 May 2013 - 11:09 AM.