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


seqwords - Generates DHF files from keyword search of UniProt.


seqwords -keyfile infile -spfile infile -outfile outfile

seqwords -help


seqwords is a command line program from EMBOSS (“the European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite”). It is part of the "Protein:3D Structure" command group(s).


Input section

-keyfile infile

This option specifies the name of keywords file (input). This contains a list of keywords specific to a number of SCOP or CATH families and superfamilies used by SEQWORDS to search a sequence database.

-spfile infile

This option specifies the name of the sequence database (input) to search.

Output section

-outfile outfile

This option specifies the name of the DHF file (domain hits file) (output). A 'domain hits file' contains database hits (sequences) with domain classification information, in the DHF format (FASTA-like). The hits are relatives to a SCOP or CATH family (or other node in the structural hierarchies) and are found from a search of a sequence database. Files containing hits retrieved by PSIBLAST are generated by using SEQSEARCH, hits retrieved by a sparse protein signatare by using SIGSCAN or various types of HMM and profile by using LIBSCAN. Default value: test.hits


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


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


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08/11/2010 DOMSEARCH 0.1.0++20100721