Virulence Factor Annotations


I’m using Shortbred to receive virulence factors. I use the provided database. Some family annotations include a description of the virulence factor or an id with which I can find it via NCBI. But especially the information derived from the Mvir database has often no helpful information attached or better said I have no idea how to use the given information to get information on the virulence factor. I tried blasting the protein sequences but this results in a lot of matches and I don’t really know how to find the fitting one.

So I have two questions:

  1. How can I get information about the results that have no gb/gi id and no textual description?
  2. Is there a way to nicely attach the virulence factor information without searching for each id manually?


→ Here I have the “tetracycline_virulence” information which is great. I extract those descriptions via regular expressions.

→ Here I have NP_880889, which is not optimal but still good.

→ I have no idea how to get any information about this virulence factor.

Thanks in advance!

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