Format m8 vs daa


#1

Hi:

I have a doubt, I used diamond for alignment my sequences in format m8, then I import my format like blast and then used mapping files for functional analysis. This is correct? o I had to necessarily alignment in daa format?

And I work with version 5, I can use de new mapping files for MEGAN6 in my version?

Thanks for your help


#2

You should use DAA format if you want to access the reads and alignments, and can use m8 if you don’t

No, MEGAN5 can’t parse the MEGAN6 mapping files.