The NCGAS team finds that many users unfamiliar with SRA-Toolkit or the command line struggle with configuring the program or parsing its multiple commands and options. Here, I aim to condense and distill this information so that a beginner can use the SRA to their heart’s content!
This blog is brought to you by NCGAS undergraduate intern Christina Campbell and is inspired by the curiosity of former NCGAS Co-PI Craig Stewart (who is now enjoying well-earned retirement). This is part of a multi-part series on exploring questions about epigenetics in beetles. Follow along as we determine which species have methylation enzymes, how these patterns are organized on the species tree of beetles, and how you can explore possible patterns of methylation – entirely with bioinformatics!