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NAME

       Bio::DB::Taxonomy::silva - Use the Silva taxonomy

SYNOPSIS

         use Bio::DB::Taxonomy;

         my $db = Bio::DB::Taxonomy->new(
            -source   => 'silva',
            -taxofile => 'SSURef_108_tax_silva_trunc.fasta',
         );

DESCRIPTION

       This is an implementation of Bio::DB::Taxonomy which stores and accesses the Silva
       taxonomy. Internally, Bio::DB::Taxonomy::silva keeps the taxonomy into memory by using
       Bio::DB::Taxonomy::list. As a consequence, note that the IDs assigned to the taxonomy
       nodes, e.g. sv72, are arbitrary, contrary to the pre-defined IDs that NCBI assigns to
       taxons. Note also that no rank names or common names are assigned to the taxa of
       Bio::DB::Taxonomy::silva.

       The latest Silva taxonomy (2011) contains about 126,000 taxa and occupies about 124 MB of
       memory once parsed into a Bio::DB::Taxonomy::silva object.  Obviously, it can take a
       little while to load.

       The taxonomy file SSURef_108_tax_silva_trunc.fasta that this module uses is available from
       <http://www.arb-silva.de/no_cache/download/archive/release_108/Exports/>.

FEEDBACK

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       Please direct usage questions or support issues to the mailing list:

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       rather than to the module maintainer directly. Many experienced and reponsive experts will
       be able look at the problem and quickly address it. Please include a thorough description
       of the problem with code and data examples if at all possible.

   Reporting Bugs
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       resolution. Bug reports can be submitted via the web:

         https://github.com/bioperl/bioperl-live/issues

AUTHOR - Florent Angly

       florent.angly@gmail.com

APPENDIX

       The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods.  Internal methods are
       usually preceded with a _

   new
        Title   : new
        Usage   : my $obj = Bio::DB::Taxonomy::silva->new();
        Function: Builds a new Bio::DB::Taxonomy::silva object
        Returns : an instance of Bio::DB::Taxonomy::silva
        Args    : -taxofile  => name of the FASTA file containing the taxonomic information,
                                typically 'SSURef_108_tax_silva_trunc.fasta' (mandatory)