Data Types
Data within KBase covers a wide range of data types relevant to systems biology research, including genomes and their annotations, metagenomes, expression, and protein-protein interactions, inferred models of organismal and community metabolism and gene regulation, even geographical information about populations.
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Data Type Descriptions

KBase handles data as objects versus files for interoperability with KBase Apps. The following are data types and their adjacent file types:
  • Assembly ⏤ FASTA files; extensions .fasta, .fna, .fa, .fas
  • FASTQ/SRA Reads ⏤ Interleaved, Non-interleaved, paired-end reads, single-end reads; extensions .fastq, .fq, .sra
  • Genome ⏤ GenBank or GFF3 with a FASTA file; extensions .genbank, .gb, .gbk, or .gbff, .gff, and .fasta, .fna, .fa, .fas
  • Metagenome ⏤ GFF Metagenome with a FASTA file; extensions .gbff, .gff, and .fasta, .fna, .fa, .fas
  • FBA Model ⏤ SBML, Excel, or TSV; extensions .sbml, .xml, .tsv, .xls, .xlsx
  • Media ⏤ Excel or TSV; .xls, .xlsx, .tsv
  • Expression Matrix ⏤ Excel or TSV; .xls, .xlsx, .tsv
  • Phenotype Set ⏤ Excel or TSV; .xls, .xlsx, .tsv .tab
  • Amplicon Matrix ⏤ Excel and FASTA; .xls, .xlsx, and .fasta, .fna, .fa, .fas
  • Chemical Abundance Matrix ⏤ Excel, CSV, or TSV; .xls, .xlsx, .csv, .tsv
  • SampleSet ⏤ Excel or TSV; .xls, .xlsx, .tsv
The Data Type Catalog lists and describes the key data types representing different classifications of biological data within KBase.
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