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The CyVerse App Store is currently being restructured, and apps are being moved to an HPC environment. During this transition, users may occasionally be unable to locate or use apps that are listed in our tutorials. In many cases, these apps can be located by searching them using the search bar at the top of the Apps window in the DE. To increase the chance for search success, try not searching the entire app name and version number but only the portion that refers to the app's function or origin (e.g. 'SOAPdenovo' instead of 'SOAPdenovo-Trans 1.01').

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Rationale and background: 

Tbl2asn is a command-line program that automates the creation of sequence records for submission to GenBank. It uses many of the same functions as Sequin but is driven generally by data files. Tbl2asn generates .sqn files using template for submission to GenBank. Additional manual editing is not required before submission.


  1. Template file containing a text ASN.1 Submit-block object (suffix .sbt).
  2. Nucleotide sequence data in FASTA format (suffix .fsa). Can be either a single fasta file (containing a single sequence) or single fasta file (containing multiple sequences) 
  3. Output file namefilename


  1. Feature Table or Annotation file (suffix .tbl). [Required only if including annotation]
  2. Structured comment file (suffix .cmt)


The test data are provided for testing tbl2asn (ungapped)-25.3 8 in here - /iplant/home/shared/iplantcollaborative/example_data/

Use the following inputs/outputs and parameters for testing tbl2asn (ungapped)-25.38

  1. Mandatory argument

    1. Template file - template_BP_BS.sbt

    2. Fasta file - multiple.fsa
    3. Output file - multiple.sqn
  2. Optional arguments 
    1. Annotation file - multiple.tbl
    2. Structured comment file - assembly.cmt
  3. Parameters
    1. Organism name - [organism=Helicobacter pylori ABC1] [strain=ABC1] [host=Homo sapiens] [isolation-source=blood]
    2. Master Genome Flag - n (default)
    3. Run Discrepency report - checked (default and recommended) 

Output Reports:

  1. multiple.sqn - sqn file for submission to WGS
  2. multiple.val - varification report
  3. discrep - discrepency report
  4. errorsummary.val - Summary file showing the number, severity and type of errors found in all the .val files.


More information about tbl2asn (ungapped)-25.3 8 can be found at