Reads foreign data(base) formats, creates a new ARB database, and imports the foreign data. A selection of commonly used foreign formats can be automatically identified. Data can be imported from single or multiple files.
Type a source file name to the 'Enter file name of foreign database' subwindow. Use '*' and '?' as multiple and single character wildcards to load a set of files, respectively. Alternatively you may select a file from the directories and files subwindow.
Make a selection whether you want to import
a full genome flatfile (in GENBANK or EMBL format) or
normal sequence files.
In the second case select the file format from the 'Select foreign database format' subwindow or press the 'AUTO DETECT' button.
If your file type is not in the list and you are only interested in the sequence, try 'universal'.
Enter the name and type of the destination alignment (see ´What is an Alignment?´).
Use different alignment names for different genes to be able to store them in the same datebase while still being able to distinguish them.
Choose the default protection used for the imported data.
Press the 'GO' button.