A DB-type anvi’o artifact. This artifact is typically generated, used, and/or exported by anvi’o (and not provided by the user)..

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anvi-db-info anvi-interactive anvi-migrate anvi-search-sequence-motifs


An anvi’o genes database is a profile-db-like database that contains statistics, such their coverage and detection across samples, rather than contigs in a given contigs-db.

A gene database for a given bin stored in a collection will be automatically generated when anvi-interactive is run in ‘gene mode’. For details, see the relevant section in anvi-interactive

Alternatively, genes databases can be explicitly generated using the program anvi-gen-gene-level-stats-databases. By default, this program will generate a gene database for each bin for a given collection.

Due to the strucutral similarities between a genes-db and a profile-db, many of the anvi’o programs that operate on profile databases will also run on genes databases. These programs include those that import/export states and import/export misc additional data.

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