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PATMATDB(1e) EMBOSS Manual for Debian PATMATDB(1e)


patmatdb - Searches protein sequences with a sequence motif


patmatdb -sequence seqall -motif string -outfile report

patmatdb -help


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


Input section

-sequence seqall

Required section

-motif string

Patterns for patmatdb are based on the format of pattern used in the PROSITE database. For example: '[DE](2)HS{P}X(2)PX(2,4)C' means two Asps or Glus in any order followed by His, Ser, any residue other then Pro, then two of any residue followed by Pro followed by two to four of any residue followed by Cys. The search is case-independent, so 'AAA' matches 'aaa'.

Output section

-outfile report


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


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


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05/11/2012 EMBOSS 6.4.0