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       trimseq - Remove unwanted characters from start and end of sequence(s)


       trimseq -sequence seqall [-window integer] [-percent float] [-strict boolean]
               [-star boolean] -left boolean -right boolean -outseq seqoutall

       trimseq -help


       trimseq is a command line program from EMBOSS (“the European Molecular Biology Open
       Software Suite”). It is part of the "Edit" command group(s).


   Input section
       -sequence seqall

   Additional section
       -window integer
           This determines the size of the region that is considered when deciding whether the
           percentage of ambiguity is greater than the threshold. A value of 5 means that a
           region of 5 letters in the sequence is shifted along the sequence from the ends and
           trimming is done only if there is a greater or equal percentage of ambiguity than the
           threshold percentage. Default value: 1

       -percent float
           This is the threshold of the percentage ambiguity in the window required in order to
           trim a sequence. Default value: 100.0

       -strict boolean
           In nucleic sequences, trim off not only N's and X's, but also the nucleotide IUPAC
           ambiguity codes M, R, W, S, Y, K, V, H, D and B. In protein sequences, trim off not
           only X's but also B and Z. Default value: N

       -star boolean
           In protein sequences, trim off not only X's, but also the *'s Default value: N

   Advanced section
       -left boolean
           Default value: Y

       -right boolean
           Default value: Y

   Output section
       -outseq seqoutall


       Bugs can be reported to the Debian Bug Tracking system (, or
       directly to the EMBOSS developers


       trimseq is fully documented via the tfm(1) system.


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