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# external-genomes [artifact]

A TXT-type anvi’o artifact. This artifact is typically provided by the user for anvi’o to import into its databases, process, and/or use.

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## Provided by

Most likely provided by the user.

## Description

An external genome is anything you have in a FASTA file format (i.e., a genome you have downloaded from NCBI, or obtained through any other way) that was converted into a contigs-db.

External genomes file format enables anvi’o to work with one or more external genomes. A TAB-delimited external genomes file will be composed of the following two columns:

name contigs_db_path
Name_01 /path/to/contigs-01.db
Name_02 /path/to/contigs-02.db
Name_03 /path/to/contigs-03.db
(…) (…)

Please make sure names in the name column does not include any special characters (underscore is fine). It is also a good idea to keep these names short and descriptive as they will appear in various figures in downstream analyses.

Also see, internal-genomes.

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